Dana Stewart

Dana Stewart

My first experience as a survivor artist in 2011 was so inspiring. I was inspired by all the other fabulous survivor artist and I was inspired by what I found within myself. Creating the chairs was amazing therapy for me. Going through cancer was harder than anything I have done. Dealing with the aftermath is still near impossible however, but seeing others like me surviving and thriving while showing off their creativity keeps me going.

Since my initial diagnosis, my survivorship has been about . . .
Living life. I always thought I was living my best life, but after cancer I realized I wasn’t enjoying it as it was meant to be enjoyed. I don’t wait to do things anymore and I go after what I want. I take time to savor all the things I used to take for granted.