Anchors: LaTanya Bonds

Today’s featured Anchor of Anchor 6, Incorporated is Ms. LaTanya Bonds.  LaTanya has an incredible and powerful story about her Chronic Illness and the journey she is on.  I met Ms. LaTanya through a mutual friend and I am very blessed to have her in my life and be a Health Advocate for her.  LaTanya’s story exemplifies strength, determination, and authenticity.  Reading her story was a message from God because LaTanya touches on how much her health care cost which is important to insure that you have a healthy prosperous life.  Having financial protection is so imperative to have because we do not know when “LIFE” will come knocking at your door.  Thank you LaTanya for your beautiful testimony!

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Twitter: @latanya_marie

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Here is Ms. LaTanya Bonds’ story:

“Life happens, but the greatest testament to your faith is how you respond. Just a simple adjustment in your attitude can change your entire outlook! Thanks Maya!!! That has been my Testament since I found out April 8th, 2016 that I had Hodgkin’s Pre Nodular Lymphoma.. Suffering almost in SILENCE the last few years, I guess cancer has been forming for so long. My OB/GYN had been performing ultrasounds, then CT scans, and finally a biopsy. All we knew was that something was wrong, and we had to find it!! I remember sitting at my desk working and I get a call from my doctor, and she says “LaTanya are you sitting down” I’m like yes she was like I want to talk about your biopsy results from that statement alone my heart dropped. All I heard was cancer. Immediately I just knew that I was going to die I was not going to be around for my son and I heard nothing else that she was saying. All I could think of was Lord why me I’m only 35 and I’ve already been through so much!! Well the next day I met with an oncologist who went over my results with me and told me that I had stage 3 the Hodgkin’s as well as I had similarities of Non Hodgkin’s disease. And again all I could think of was Lord please don’t let me die. I was told that I would need to have a full pet scan so that following Monday my life changed like never before. Between racking up about $30,000 worth of doctors bills and going to the doctors and having Labs at least 20 times in a four-week period I was beyond exhausted. But during that that whole time one thing changed my attitude and my Outlook. Each day my steps begin to get easier!!! My fight began to get stronger!! My Hope and my faith begin to get louder!! I knew that this was just another stepping stone in life and another Testament of how strong of a person I was and how strong I was faith!! I’ve been through so many hard things in my life but by this far is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through!!! Chemotherapy can physically wiped you out where you don’t know if you’re coming or going.. Even though I have cancer, cancer doesn’t have me!! I still work my businesses I am a freelance makeup artist I have my own Jewelry Company call Moxie designs I make bridal veils I make headbands I make a plethora of crafts! I have a handsome 8 year old son who I love so much who has been such an amazing little person during this season!! My smile continues to carry me through I literally have the joy of the Lord. I won’t be sad I won’t be defeated because there is hope and there is light at the end of the tunnel so I have to do is just continue to walk through this journey! Never give up never lose hope!! Continue to be a warrior!! I still have 5 more months of chemo to go and possibly radiation but hey I’ll just keep on smiling!”

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Phase 10: Christina’s Journey-Creating Your Legacy and Building Your Empire

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“Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75.” ~Benjamin Franklin

“GRIND in your 20s.  BUILD in your 30s. CHILL in your 40s.”

I am just going to put this question into the atmosphere that I have asked on some occasions but I never get responses.  I pray today there will be a healthy dialogue on this subject matter.

ARE YOU FINANCIALLY STABLE ENOUGH IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR JOB’S INFORMATION ON SHORT AND LONG TERM DISABILITY?

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN YOUR COMPANY’S LIFE INSURANCE IN PLACE?

MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO YOU HAVE A LIVING WILL OR POWER OF ATTORNEY?

I am only asking these questions because as Young Adults we are vesting our time and our financial goals on retirement and purchasing our first home.  We very often forget the middle of the story and that is LIFE.  Life happens and a lot of the time when “life” comes knocking it will be a very unexpected approach where you will not have time to prepare.  If you have not begun figuring out the “game of life” the most important rule to the game is to have multiple avenues of income flowing in your household and to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE….. Many of us are only relying on our main career/job to get us to retirement. Billionaires and Millionaires did not acquire their wealth from that approach, they had many avenues that were running parallel and/or perpendicular to grow their wealth.

I am sharing this information because FINANCES is a big chunk of the healing process of a Chronic Illness Young Adult because of the long list of medications, doctor visits, and procedures you do not want to have the added stress when you are trying to manage and overcome something much greater than money, your LIFE.  Please sit down and really create your “Wealth Plan.” As your Chronic Illness journey is beginning you have to have a plan and attainable/actionable goals to accomplish.  I highly recommend meeting with a Financial Advisor that can help guide you along your way so you know that you are getting the most out of your investments and that you are budgeting that is conducive to you and your family’s life style.  It is never too late to get your “house” in order as long as you are alive and breathing your dreams can still become a reality.  Take control of your FINANCES because you do not want them to control you, your healing, and your LEGACY!

I am going to make this a short and simple post because you need the time to marinate on this information I have provided to you.  I can show you how to grow your wealth in its current state and I have people who can help guide you through as well.  First, YOU HAVE TO JUMP!!!! You have to take a chance and believe in you and your family. You need to create your everlasting LEGACY to generate and build your EMPIRE today that will lead you into FREEDOM!

Resources:

George Acheampong-Financial Advisor in Charlotte, NC:  http://www.makescents2me.com

Evie Brathwaite-Primerica Financial Advisor in Huntersville, NC:  ebrathwaite@primerica.com– 980.202.4100

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Visit Kermilya’s and Christina’s It Works Pages:

Christina: http://www.anchorsix.myitworks.com

Kermilya: http://www.naturalfitcurves.myitworks.com