Going Pink For The Holiday

Friday, November 30th 2007, 10:33 am
By: News On 6

All of us have special ornaments for the Christmas tree, some were gifts or family heirlooms or maybe they were made by the kids. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports there’s a tree in Claremore that has been loaded with ornaments, many of which are pink, to celebrate a successful battle against breast cancer.

It's Lisa Wilson's pink Christmas tree. It is in her home office, and some of the ladies from the Junior Ocieleta Club are here for a preview. Lisa's house is on the group's Christmas home tour.

“I had an empty spot there and thought a tree with pink ribbons would be awesome,” said Lisa Wilson, breast cancer survivor.

She's celebrating a cancer free anniversary. January 13th will be her 10th anniversary.

The mementos on the tree and around the room are reminders of the support Lisa Wilson received during her battle with breast cancer. She gives speeches when she's asked and once she wrote down some of her thoughts about her battle with the disease. She called it "If.”

"If you're a cancer patient, I feel your pain both physically and emotionally. If you're a survivor please share your story to inspire others. If you've lost a loved one to cancer remember God only chooses the very best,” wrote Lisa Wilson.

She credits a positive attitude throughout her treatment process with being cancer free today. As for the tree, The News On 6 Rick Wells told her something so inspirational should stay up beyond the Christmas season. She said she'd discuss it with her husband.

Learn more about the Junior Ocieleta's Christmas In Claremore Home Tour.

Watch the video: Pink Tree Celebrates Cancer Survival