Today I have something extremely special to share with you, a look into the thoughts & mindset of a giver.
Sara Krish, the founder of The Fly Buddha has dedicated her life to helping women with gynecological (cervical) cancer to have the opportunity to one day have a family, by freezing their eggs. Sara is a survivor of gynecological cancer and understands that just because a women has gynecological cancer, doesn’t mean she should have to give up the possibility of having a family.
The first time I learned about Sara and her foundation, I couldn’t help but be filled with happiness. As a Mother of a 1yr old, I realize the pure joy that Sara is helping to give women. Sara is giving the possibility of the greatest gift of all: Life.
It’s with pure joy and respect that I share Sara Krish story with you.
What is your biggest concern when it comes to gynecological (cervical) cancer?
Cancer took away a sweet innocence. It forced me to face my mortality. I now have a real and direct relationship with death and illness and the lack of guarantees that tomorrow holds. Because of this experience, I have prepared myself to hear the words, “You have cancer” again. It’s not a fearful or pessimistic view. It doesn’t paralyze me or cause sadness. It’s just my reality as a survivor. Its return is my only concern.
How many women have you helped freeze their eggs?
Through my collaboration with Southern California Reproductive Center, we have significantly raised the awareness on fertility preservation, helped educate many women on the process of egg freezing, and provided financial assistance to women touched by cancer as they journey toward motherhood.
Can you share a time when you felt discouraged and used giving as a tool to overcome the situation?
Working in the cancer community, I am often challenged on a heart level with the struggles individuals endure. I share my experiences, my empathy, and my guidance in an effort to soothe us both.
If you could talk to your 30 year old self, that just found out you had cervical cancer, what would you tell her?
“You are going to grow beyond your imagination during this process. Trust the breakdowns. Be patient with the pain. Respect the journey. And get ready to fly!”
How has your life been effected since starting the foundation?
There isn’t a second in which I feel “alone” in this world. I know that I have people watching, wanting, needing, supporting, helping, celebrating, surviving, growing, and hopeful because of The Fly Buddha Foundation. That’s one hell of a purpose!
Giving is fuel for the soul.
The more we give, the more purposeful we feel.
What is your biggest fear?
I believe that we choose to live from a place of love or from a place fear. One is powerful and generous while the other is restricting and toxic. I do not fear. I live with a heart and mind wide open to receive – all the wild, all the unknown, all the challenges. For me, in my life, there is no room for fear.
What would you like people to know about Gynecological cancer?
Gynecological cancers are hitting over 71,000 women a year. That’s extremely alarming. My advice to every human is to listen to that internal voice, pay attention to the signs, and stay curious about your body – stay committed to your health.
As I get older the more I realize that giving is the answer to some of life’s most difficult answers, especially giving without expecting a return.
Sara Krish was so kind to be so open with us. Thank you Sara Krish for fighting for women to have the opportunity to see beyond their current situation and for giving women options. Thank you for bring open with us, we truly appreciate you sharing your story.
Learn more about Sara and how you can donate to her Foundation at: www.theflybuddha.com
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