It's been quite a while since I have posted to this blog. Many things have happened in my life since the creation of BillyCharlesNY.com both personally and professionally. I took a hiatus back in March of 2014 because I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go in and frankly The Real Housewives , the interviews and The Gina Cutillo Show were just burning me out while leaving me creatively unfulfilled. Since that time, Gina decided to end her show to concentrate on her new album and her music career. I also took a new challenge on professionally. We have and always will remain friends.I was blessed to do the show and to get to know her.
I have kept in touch with many of the fabulous people that I met along my journey one of which is celebrity hairstylist David Antunes who I interviewed back in 2013 before he became a well known name amongst Bravo TV Housewives fans, especially fans of Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, with whom he is a friend of and also her go to hair guy. Ironically one of the newest cast members of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, and a friend of David's , is Amber Marchese who just happens to be a breast cancer survivor herself and through her new found fame is bringing a lot of awareness to the topic as well. My family received some upsetting news recently so I decided to reach out to Amber and she could not have been more genuine and supportive.
Amber Marchese and David Antunes
The news was that we found out my Mom, who has been recovering from a stroke , was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have personally known many friends and family members who were affected by this terrible disease but there is nothing like when it strikes so close to home. It is scary to say the least as the word cancer often is. We are hopeful because my mother's cancer was caught in the early stages through a mammogram . She will be meeting with a surgeon and they are going to do a lumpectomy after that we will take it from there. She is in the care of an informative and wonderful Doctor who has told her to take it day by day and that she is in good hands ...which we truly believe. Besides being a hair guru, David Antunes guest writes for the
Las Vegas Informer Magazine on all kinds of topics... most recently he shared his article with me and I want to share it with you all because it is on Breast Cancer Awareness! It really couldn't have come at a better time in all of our lives...mine especially. David told me that he wanted to remind people on the importance of bringing awareness to Breast Cancer and that he also wants his article to serve as a daily reminder to those in need!
Thank you David Antunes and Amber Marchese for being sincere and caring people and using your celebrity to bring awareness to a topic that is often met with fear and for shedding light on the fact that we have come a long way in the fight with this disease.The recovery statistics just keep getting better.Watch Amber Marchese on the current season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo TV and please take the time to read and share David's article and we both thank you in advance.
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