GRACE DE LA ROSA
Cancer Journal

Photos: Before, During & After Chemo


May 2005
NYC with my best friend Kelly


Sept. 2005 w/ Andrew
Before Hair Cut

Aug. 2005 Soon After Chemo Diagnosis; Before Hair Cut.
With Armani at Air Show
Patuxent River Naval Base, MD


Nov. 2005 w/ David
AFTER Hair Cut :-(

Feb. 12, 2006: Snow Day!
Armani
I couldn't be outside with them
My neuropathy made it impossible.
Face and hands would have contorted in the cold, causing me pain.

Feb. 12, 2006: Snow Day!
Andrew
Husband David enjoyed being outside with the kids!

Kelly & Me
Before Cancer

Jan. 2006 w/ Andrew
at Armani's Regional Cheerleading Competition w/ my real hair

Feb. 14, 2006
Trying on one of my new wigs. Wanted to look pretty for David.
Happy Valentine's, David!

Feb. 20, 2006
Right after David shaved [most of] my hair. Andrew cried because he liked my long hair and was shocked to see me with hardly any hair at all. As you can see from this photo, he soon got over it.


Feb. 2006
A new 'do.

 


Feb. 2006
Yucko. I hate egg-shaped head. LOL!

 


Feb. 2006
I'm not supposed to go bald. Thin, maybe, but this is ridiculous!
After a month, David ended up shaving ALL of my hair -- like a cue ball.

March 7, 2006
Me in my long wig.
Only wore this twice in public.

March 2006 - Wearing my short wig. On our way to Barnum & Bailey Circus via DC Metro


April 2006 at a neighbor's
Easter Party for the kids.
Again, wearing my short wig.

Me at my heaviest weight
while on chemo


May 2006
On my way to celebrate
Life After Chemo &
Our Anniversary with Family


Early June 2006
Thomas' Day Out
Strausburg, PA

Late June 2006
Ferry Ride to Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL


July 2006 with friends in
Jacksonville, FL


Aug. 2006 Road Trip
Philadelphia, PA
Hair is finally growing in and I'm starting to lose some weight!


Dec. 23, 2006
My trainer Rebecca and me at
the gym's Christmas party


Feb. 2007
Visit to Baltimore Aquarium


May 11, 2007
Mother's Day Brunch at Andrew's School
& My 40th Birthday!

Sept. 22, 2007
Armani and me


June 2008

Staying physically active by
running and lifting weights
...and enjoying summer!


First time skiing!
Snowshoe, WV - March 13, 2009


Feb. 6, 2010
On my way to the John Mayer Concert


2.5 weeks till my figure show!
March 2010


April 3, 2010
My 1st NPC Figure Division competition,
"Jax Physique"


Nov. 6, 2010
My 1st NPC Bikini Division competition,
"All-South"


Nov. 20, 2010
NPC Masters Bikini: "Ft. Lauderdale Cup"


Spring 2013

Oct. 2013
National Colon Cancer Alliance Conference - Blue Carpet


Presented with a gift from Ken Fischer, president of Arlington Lions Club, for being a guest speaker on colorectal cancer awareness. I donated the funds to the
Colon Cancer Alliance's Blue Note Fund.

Guest speaker for JEA Downtown. May 15, 2014.





Keynote Speaker for National Cancer Survivors Day
and Walk On: Cancer Support, June 1, 2014.
Pictured: me with CKay Streight and my daughter Armani.