Good on you Angelina!

Angelina Jolie (pictured here on the cover of Time magazine), has been classed as quite strange and criticised for a number of public events – kissing her brother on the lips at the 2000 Oscars, “stealing” Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston, adopting Black and Asian children.

On this occasion, however, I have to hold my hands up and say good on you Angelina. When I read her opinion piece in the New York Times I thought what a brave act, not only to have your breasts removed, but to go public with it as well.

Angelina’s mother, Marchline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at the very young age of 56.

Jolie discovered she’d inherited an abnormal version of the BRCA1 gene. It means she has an 87% chance of her developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer – the disease that took her mother’s life.

Although she wasn’t diagnosed with cancer she wanted to ensure a long life with her six children and husband Brad Pitt – who saluted her bravery. Obviously her priority is to see her family grow.

I think on this occasion the critics should remain silent, she’s taken the relevant action that was right for her situation.

Have you been affected by this disease? What are your options? Would you have the bravery to make the sacrifices Angelina has?

She’s gone up in my estimation.

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    Samantha Deleon
    1st June 2013 at 11:28 am

    Just like her partner Brad Pitt said the other day, it must not have been an easy call, because, obviously, it’s never an easy thing to share such personal stories with complete strangers. “The actor first said his ‘love and admiration for her can never be measured in words,’ and noted that his daughter’s courage in opening up about her surgery ‘will be an inspiration to all women who are vulnerable’ to breast cancer,” Gossip Cop writes after speaking with the star. “Voight further praised Jolie for helping others finds ‘comfort’ in the face of adversity. He told Gossip Cop that they spoke this morning and she’s doing ‘terrific’,” adds the same media outlet. He also praised Jolie for the way she handled the cancer conversation with her kids, saying she offered them “education” while also “putting them at ease.” “It’s wonderful,” he said. Brad Pitt’s mother has also issued a statement on Angelina’s announcement, saying they knew no braver and more admirable woman than her. The entire family was “proud” of her. Jolie’s brother, James Haven, says that, in the way she handled the situation, Angelina very much resembles their late mother who died of cancer in her 50s. “My sister like our mother always put her children first. I am so grateful to be her brother,” he says in a statement to People magazine. As of now, word is that Angelina Jolie is preparing for further surgery because, after the tests, she’s also running a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.

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    Samantha Deleon
    1st June 2013 at 11:28 am

    Just like her partner Brad Pitt said the other day, it must not have been an easy call, because, obviously, it’s never an easy thing to share such personal stories with complete strangers. “The actor first said his ‘love and admiration for her can never be measured in words,’ and noted that his daughter’s courage in opening up about her surgery ‘will be an inspiration to all women who are vulnerable’ to breast cancer,” Gossip Cop writes after speaking with the star. “Voight further praised Jolie for helping others finds ‘comfort’ in the face of adversity. He told Gossip Cop that they spoke this morning and she’s doing ‘terrific’,” adds the same media outlet. He also praised Jolie for the way she handled the cancer conversation with her kids, saying she offered them “education” while also “putting them at ease.” “It’s wonderful,” he said. Brad Pitt’s mother has also issued a statement on Angelina’s announcement, saying they knew no braver and more admirable woman than her. The entire family was “proud” of her. Jolie’s brother, James Haven, says that, in the way she handled the situation, Angelina very much resembles their late mother who died of cancer in her 50s. “My sister like our mother always put her children first. I am so grateful to be her brother,” he says in a statement to People magazine. As of now, word is that Angelina Jolie is preparing for further surgery because, after the tests, she’s also running a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.

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