Throwback: The Inspirational Tale of Melissa Galvin
Today we Throwback to November 2011 when The Thunder Goes Pink was in it’s 6th year of making a difference in our community. On Friday, the event will be in it’s 8th year starting this Friday and carrying over to this Saturday as the Thunder take on the Utah Grizzlies.
The pink ice is down and puck drop is just around the corner. This year’s beneficiary is St. Joseph’s Foundation – Breast Health Services. We hope you’ll be there to support the cause, and the Thunder, this weekend!
Today we throwback to the story of Melissa Galvin. The former 49ers Cheerleader and one of the hosts of 49ers Total Access has been through a lot. Her mother battled breast cancer valiantly, but would succumb to the disease. Just six months after he mother’s passing, Galvin learned of her own diagnosis. Thanks to the strong support of her family, and the drive to beat Breast Cancer that her mother passed to her, Melissa would have a leg up on how to beat the beast.
Strength Runs in the Family
By Scott Linesburgh, Stockton Record
FIRST PUBLISHED NOV. 5, 2011
Each day Melissa Galvin faces her battle with breast cancer thankful for the love and guidance provided by a mother who taught her how to fight for her life with strength and dignity.
Six months after watching her mother, Linda, succumb to breast cancer, 31-year-old Melissa Galvin was diagnosed with the disease. She was devastated, scared and angry.
She was also prepared.
“In a way, I feel like my Mom went through it first to show me how to be strong and brave and how to be treated to get a different outcome,” Melissa Galvin said. “In a way, she took the pain for me to be able to live life.” (CONTINUE TO READ ON THE RECORD’S WEBSITE)