I met Anita in 2008, a 36-year-old unmarried mother who provided economic and moral support for her two daughters (the youngest daughter has a brain tumor), granddaughter and aging mother.
During my research, I was not aware that Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998.
Anita never complained about her illness. Instead, Anita relentlessly continued to weave baskets, an activity she loved doing since childhood. Only now, Anita must weave baskets so she would have money to pay for chemo treatments, doctor visits and to provide
for her family.
Over time, sitting to make baskets became difficult for Anita, yet it was her only means of income. In my time of quite
reflection, I often thought of Anita and the challenges she endured.