Twitter Followers Rally To Support Friend Facing Stage IV Breast Cancer

Twitter isn’t always about business. And it isn’t always about who can come up with the most clever observation or witty retort. Sometimes it hits you right between the eyes with a bit of reality you just didn’t expect.

Like Lisa.

Who is Lisa? She’s a mom of three children (ages 13, 10 and 6) who, in her own words, “has stage IV cancer and am undergoing testing and developing a treatment plan to try to extend my life as long as possible. I do not know how long that will be.”

And although she only knows many of them online, Lisa has made a huge impact on her Twitter friends – and she probably will on you as well.

Lisa tweets and blogs about her battle against breast cancer, but her Twitter isn’t depressing – it’s inspirational. She reminds us of what’s important, like appreciating today and the time we have:

And taking a moment to congratulate friends on their happiness and success even when we’re facing struggles (if she can do it, why can’t you?):


And, of course, her Twitter stream is a chilling reminder to schedule regular check-ups to stay on top of your own health:


We’re not sure what it was about Lisa that inspired him, likely a combination of all of the above, but @ThatNeilGuy “wrote a little ditty” for Lisa (@AdamsLisa) and reached out to some of her Twitter friends and asked them to send him a picture of themselves with a poster or sign that said “We Love You Lisa.”

He posted the resulting video on YouTube and he also created a We Love You Lisa Facebook group where he could post all the photos individually and other could add their own pics.

And here it is. A simple showing of support from Lisa’s Twitter friends.

One final note: Understand, as Lisa does, that Stage IV breast cancer is not curable. She is not seeking some miracle cure – but any emotional support you could provide wouldn’t hurt.

(Lisa’s family image from

@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.