I’m a two-time cancer survivor, who was like most when I heard the news, “a death sentence”. I found out later, it was truly “an awakening” for me. I did begin asking questions, to what had I done so bad in life to have this placed upon me. But instead of bemoaning my fate, I decided to look for the positive side of it all.
I also realized that I was about to face a new beginning, new hope, do and see more with a whole new prospective on life. Even with all the complications I now have to live with, and all the struggles I’ve dealt with all my life, “I’m sill living”. Who am I to complain? During my collisions with cancer (breast/colon), writing became therapy for me. All that I had to endure, gave me the strength and encouragement to write down my thoughts and I placed them in poems. I took those poems in placed them into book form. I had that book published and it’s called “True Simple Poems of Life, Faith and Survival”. With the words and phrases of each poem of statements, I wish to make a positive impact on someone who’s ill or otherwise, where they can proceed life in a whole new way. I went on and had another inspirational children’s book published and I’m working on my third.
I truly believe when you survive a horrific tragedy or a horrible disease, as cancer, it’s for a reason, “you have a purpose” and I believe I’m doing mine; by sharing my thoughts and experiences with others. I’m a true example that you can survive cancer, not once, but twice, providing you catch it in time, have faith and allow that faith to direct your path.