I wanted to be a Survivor Artist again because it is a wonderful experience. It is a way to bring creativity and excitement to a great event. Meeting with other survivors, and this time with ones who I have worked with before is an opportunity to see how they are all doing and listen to all the events that have occurred in their lives. Just seeing them doing well is great! It is also an opportunity to contribute and support the policies of WBCC.
Since my initial diagnosis, my survivorship has been about . . .
Sometimes I think . . . “What will I be remembered for?” I think I have been a good person, but have I contributed anything really???? . . . Not that I would have chosen it . . . but I do believe cancer chose me for a reason. . . . It has made me more aware of how amazingly fortunate I am and what life has given me . . . acceptance has become so much more a part of me. I have always been a positive person but this is a humbling disease and knowing what it can do to not only the person but every member of your family is a realization beyond compare. Survivorship has given me the opportunity to share what I am able in some small way. I have a wonderful family and 72 great years under my belt! I am blessed to have survived twice! Oh yes. . . . Also, hug more and never forget to tell someone you love them.