Tuesday, October 18, 2011


It's mid October and I couldn't let this month go by without writing a post on this blog for 2 reasons. 

#2 I FINISHED CHEMO!! . October 13th, 2011 to be exact! 

Though my journey is far from over, the hardest part is done. I still have 6 weeks (5 days a week) of radiation, a injection every 3 weeks of Herceptin (until June 2012) and hormone therapy (a daily pill for 5 years). I just feel so blessed that sometimes I can't put it into words. Blessed and Highly favored is the best way for me to put it. Though this may seem like the worst time of my life for people on the outside looking in, ACTUALLY is the ABSOLUTE BEST time of my life (so far that is :) ) The best is yet to come! God opens my eyes every day to how blessed I am. I hope and pray that with each post I write on this blog, each picture I post on FB (Janae Veal), and each tweet that I put on Twitter (@JVeal) that I inspire each and every person in some way shape or form. I hope that those of you that know God, see that you too are blessed and highly favored. Though things may not be going the way you like, know that you are a child of God and that his plan is far more greater than yours. I also hope that those that don't know God will see him through my eyes and through my life and know that there IS NO WAY WHATSOEVER I could be doing this good by myself! Whatever you are going through, claim your victory! GOD IS REAL!!
I've met so many great people since I've been on this journey and have had some unexpected blessings that's just one of the reasons that I know I'm highly favored. This month has just been so amazing so far. I'd be lying if I didn't say being a survivor had it's perks :).

I attended an awesome Boobie Boot Camp on Oct 1st to support my girl Melissa St.Joy in the Susan G. Komen 3 day (60 mile) walk.

 I was honored at a "Making Cancer Sexy" fundraiser party where I got some awesome gifts (Thank you Demetria Hines, Odds Designs & Like A Lion's Artwork).

 I've been to 3 Atlanta Falcons games and for those of you that know me, know that I'm more of a basketball girl. Not only did I attend  3 games but they were all very important to me for one reason or another.

 I was a survivor on the field for the half time show at the Falcons vs Green Bay. I met some wonderful people. It was a great experience.

 I attended the Falcons vs Eagles game with two of my closets friends Scooby and Rissa.

The last one was so AMAZING! I got to see Prime Time, Deion Sanders get his Hall of Fame ring with my Dad. It was so great to be able to experience that with my Dad. Thanks Scoob and Dola for the tickets.The best part about that game was that we got to go to the owners suite and meet him. UNBELIEVABLE!! Thank You Mr. Sanders.

There is so much more to come. There is still 13 days left in the month to educate and celebrate
Don't get me wrong, this journey has not been a breeze but I've been diligent and have stayed prayed up and faithful. My count has been crazy low many of times holding be back from getting my chemo a few times.
Yeah they make me wear these crazy mask when my count is low LOL

I've been really really out of it some days, matter of fact today was one of those days. I've been in bed all day trying to shake this last little bit of chemo off but all I can think about is how far God has brought me and how blessed I am that he chose me to be a vessel. I just hope that I'm doing exactly what he wants of me. I feel that I am. I think that has been the best part of  this journey is that he is showing me everyday what he wants of me and it feels so good. I hope and pray that each one of you find your purpose in life because he has one for all of us. As I got my very last chemo treatment, FOX 5 came to interview me so they could share my story. I want people to know that God is real and that life is not over after cancer.

Please make sure you watch the interview on Fox 5 Atlanta, Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 730am, 930am, and 5pm. You can also check it on the website http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/


God is moving in my life and I feel it every single day
and I know it's because I ALWAYS stay


  1. Wow what empowering words of wisdom, knowledge but above all understanding you display in your writings. A wise woman of God told me ... There is a another side of "Through". To all the controversy you may have indirectly attracted with the statement " I make Cancer sexy" I say this... Different is not right or wrong it's just different! Thank you for sharing for we may not have the same struggles in life but we all have a journey. Tish Odds

  2. Thanks again Janae! That was so inspiring to read. You are such s blessing. I know I say this a lot but your story helps me to stay hopeful even through my health issues. Because of you, I believe that I am Faithful, Grateful, and Blessed. I thank God for His favor and I thank Him for you. Be Blessed

  3. JV you are so inspiring to me, God has confirmed his plan for my life through you. I am blessed to know you. You have no idea the impact you have had on my life in the past few months. Love you, and God Bless!

    T Wilkes

  4. I have so many words for you Janae that I don't know where to start. What I will say is simply this, thank you for not only your courage to stand strong in the midst of this but your courage to show others like myself how amazing this journey has been for you. I love how you inject humor into your story! May God bless you as you continue on your track back to wellness! When you are back training again, I would like some assistance on getting rid of my excess belly weight! Lol

  5. Sometimes God makes believers out of us through other people. I can only imagine how many lives you have changed by sharing your life struggles, accomplishments, and faith. Your internal inspiration is constantly documented when you smile. Your strength and passion for life has encouraged me as well as several others. I commend you for your love of empowerment. Not only are you convincing Breast Cancer Victims and Survivors, you are also convincing people with illnesses of all sorts that belief in yourself and most of all belief in God will always provide hope and joy for ones soul. I am so very proud of you Janae, and I know that God has an abundance of great things ahead for you. Keep on Keeping on!!!!!PEACE

  6. Im so so so proud of you Girlfriend. U are so beautiful!!!!
    I love you lots!!

  7. Hi Janae,
    In July, our family completed an eBay auction of sports bras autographed by women's professional soccer players (including World Cup performers). We sold all 84 bras that we collected, and raised $4400 for breast cancer awareness (Susan G Komen). We received great press all over the internet.

    It was such a huge success that we've decided to do it again, but this time we are including women from all over the sports/athletics world. It's for a great cause, and shows great support of women's athletics. We would love to have you participate!

    All we would need is an autographed sports bra (with any added decoration you would like) sent to us. We'll do all the eBay work and shipping.

    Please let me know your thoughts, and I'll be happy to answer any questions.

    David Bayer
    4950 Kingsbridge Ct
    Powder Springs GA 30127

    Link from the Atlanta Journal Constitution - http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/powder-springs-family-collects-991043.html
    Our new facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/MZEmmers

  8. Today at work, a customer of mine gave me the address to your blog...I am so inspired by you! Please contact me via email, I have a few questions for you.

    Much Love,