For folks fighting cancer, you know how difficult it can be. We introduced you to a local woman beginning her fight with breast cancer in October 2012. Now, she's getting to the end of treatment and she said her positive attitude helped her get better.
"I'm not going anywhere and that is what other people need to believe to fight," said Jaime Belford.
For the last few months, Jaime Belford has spent a lot of time with doctors receiving chemo and radiation. She's also had both of her breasts removed. "There has been a couple times that I got pretty tired. I may have let some tears roll but then I was like, suck it up and get up. You're not doing this, get up," Belford said.
So, she picked herself up and held her head high. At every doctors visit she walked in with a smile.
"I do a treatment check with her once a week and every time she's just bouncing into the room and always on the go, always positive," said Doctor Bruce Flax. He said it's a good attitude to have and he sees a lot of patients. Not many of them manage to stay positive and even brighten his day along with his staff.
"You have to have strength, you have to believe in yourself, and you have to know you can do it," said Belford.
"I think it helps them in the long run, but then helps them in the short run. It just makes getting through the treatment so much easier," said Flax.
After 16 rounds of chemo and now going on her 25th radiation treatment, she wants to send a message to others facing the same battle. "Never give up. Never, ever, ever give up. Know you can do this. Know you are beautiful, bald or not. Breasts or no breasts. If you're a male you are still handsome. Go in with a smile, don't feel sorry for yourself because you are still who you are, even though you may not feel good today," said Belford.
She said while support from family and friends is powerful, you can't get through cancer without yourself.
Now that there is no evidence of disease in her system, what comes next for Jaime? "After tomorrow, I'm going to party," she said.
For anyone in need of support, contact Jaime Belford on Facebook