Mary Kae Nelson

“It is great to be in the company of other breast cancer survivors in a non-medical setting,” said new Survivor/Artist Mary Kae Nelson.

Diagnosed at age 68, she feels that she is giving back to the community, which supported her through her experience.

“Even before diagnosis, I felt that life is precious. If one waits for the ideal moment to do or enjoy something, that moment may never come. Take care of the basics, and then enjoy life.”

Mary Kae believes strongly that all Americans should have access to good health care.

“Federal, state and local policies and legislation should reflect that goal,” she said, adding that cancer prevention should be a priority.