In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are sharing stories of hope and inspiration. First, reality stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic on what they’re thankful for. After a battle with breast cancer and struggle to start a family, they talked openly about their emotional road to parenthood and the baby of their dreams. Then, the unforgettable story and amazing comeback of Lauren Scruggs, the fashion-blogger who lost a hand and eye to a plane propeller accident.
Reality TV stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic have a long list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. From Giuliana’s battle with breast cancer to the couple’s very public fertility issues, it has been a rollercoaster year for the Rancics. But fortunately, their story has a happy ending.
“It’s been a great three months.” -Giuliana Rancic
— JKForfait (@JKForfait) November 20, 2012
Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 months ago. Although she decided to have a mastectomy to prevent the cancer from returning, Giuliana found out last Christmas that the cancer was more aggressive than doctors originally thought.
“Just when you think that your life is ending the most amazing thing can happen.” -Giuliana Rancic
After struggling for months to start a family on their own, Giuliana and Bill eventually turned to surrogacy. In August, they welcomed home baby boy Edward Duke.
“It’s a scary process.” -Bill Rancic
— Melissa Blose (@blose) November 20, 2012
Like the Rancics, Lauren Scruggs is also counting her blessings this Thanksgiving. Her story began with a horrific accident that made headlines last December. After a holiday sight-seeing trip in a two-seater plane in Dallas, the then 23-year-old fashion blogger accidentally walked into the plane’s spinning propeller.
“I would go to bed thinking, ‘This isn’t real.’” -Lauren Scruggs
— Jillian Leff (@JillianLeff) November 20, 2012
Since her accident, Lauren has made amazing strides in her recovery –revealing a fighting spirit that is truly remarkable.
“You can push through what you think you can’t push through.” -Lauren Scruggs
— Sabrina Enayatulla (@SabrinaEnaya) November 20, 2012
Have you tried Pinterest? It’s an addictive social media platform where you can find recipes, craft ideas, and photos from all over the web. And today, the site is kicking off its “30 Days of Pinspiration” holiday calendar with Katie at holidays.pinterest.com.
— rose arlene milgrom (@rosearlene) November 20, 2012