Category Archive: Inspirational Survivors

Being before doing

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I met Pasha Hogan, two years ago, at the Young Survival Coalition conference in Washington DC, where she sought out the two Irish girls who had travelled all the way across the Atlantic… Continue reading

In your face – one woman’s memoir of cancer

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I am borrowing today’s post from my online friend Lily, an avid reader, who this month chose In your face by Lia Mills. I really enjoyed Lily’s review of this book, which she… Continue reading

The breast cancer survivor on a mission to save lives one house at a time

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I love this story from the CNN heroes series about breast cancer survivor, Andrea Ivory, who is on a mission to save lives one house at a time. Ivory formed the Florida Breast… Continue reading

Reflections on gratitude

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I have been following Dana Jennings’ reflections on his cancer journey in the New York Times and last month he wrote a piece on gratitude, which has given me pause for thought. When you have… Continue reading

Healing after cancer

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Watch Dr. Julie K Silver, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and author of After Cancer Treatment, Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, tell her story of healing after breast cancer in this CBS news video. Diagnosed with… Continue reading

Dorothy’s Story: Tai Chi gave me a purpose

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I came across the story of Dorothy and her experience with Tai Chi on the Real Women, Real Advice blog.  Dorothy says when she received her breast cancer diagnosis, it felt like a death sentence. At… Continue reading

Yard Sale for the Cure

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For Rachael Smith, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and now in remission,‘cancer’ means ‘community’ and so she created Yard Sale for the Cure. It’s an annual event where households across the country… Continue reading

Looking for the positives in cancer

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Can there be a positive side amidst the panic, anxiety and hopeless feelings that often accompany the word cancer? The answer is yes according to Dr. Patricia Mumby, associate professor Loyola University Chicago… Continue reading

Elizabeth Edwards on “Resilience”

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Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Sen. John Edwards, has had more than her share of struggles in the glare of the public spotlight. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a day after her… Continue reading

An inspirational story

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To mark National Cancer Survivors Day, I would like to share a story with you. I chose this story from Tamara Slater because it is so beautifully written, an eloquent reflection on a journey with cancer… Continue reading