July 14, 2009

Amy and Mary Mickelson and Breast Cancer

Incredible amount of strength and courage this family must have.

Amy and Mary Mickelson and Breast Cancer

Six weeks after Phil Mickelson announced his wife had breast cancer, his mother was diagnosed with the disease and is to have surgery later this week.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on its website that Mary Mickelson discovered she had breast cancer last week. She is to have surgery Friday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the same hospital where Mickelson's wife, Amy, had surgery last Wednesday.

Mickelson's sister, Tina, told the newspaper she wanted to make her mother's condition known so she could receive the same outpouring of support and prayers that meant so much to Amy Mickelson.

Mickelson has not spoken publicly since the U.S. Open where he was a runner-up for a record fifth time.

His parents live in the same San Diego house where they raised their three children. Mary Mickelson was honored in 1998 as "Mother of the Year" by the San Diego chapter of the March of Dimes. She said at the time, "I don't know if I've done anything extra than other mothers. We've always been involved and have just been there."

Amy and Mary Mickelson and Breast Cancer

Posted at July 14, 2009 2:03 AM

My prayers are with the family. My sister died at MD Anderson on Ressurection Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She had had a stem cell transplant and was producing stem cells but the drugs given first overcame her system, and she had a massive brain bleed. But I do not fault the hospital - they were awesome. I will keep the family in my prayers. My father-in-law was battling cancer at the same time as my sister, so I know how it is to have 2 family members at the same time fighting for their lives.

Posted by: Judi at July 14, 2009 10:53 AM

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