October is Breast cancer awareness Month. Pink is a symbol of Strength.
It started with a lump on her breast.
A silent killer with a shady facade
spreading through her body and
absorbing bits of her flesh. Like a
thief through the night, breast
cancer tried to rob her of strength;
while her hope and her faith faltered.
Snatching her life without care for it
doesn’t discriminate. In a constant
battle for life, she must win the fight.
The visits to the hospital became frequent.
Walking through the hospital hallway skeptical.
More doctors, biopsies and tests; life threatening
situations, and a scared feeling creating a haunting
through the night, and distress at daytime.
Worry etched on the faces of family, conversations
with friends and colleagues dwindled to nothing
when she revealed that she had breast cancer.
Wound up in a constant battle for life, she knew
that she had to survive the disease by creating an
aura of positivity and faith in her life while also
accepting and embracing reality. Coming to terms
with the uncertainty of Chemotherapy, surgery and
radiation. Dealing with the side effects of various
breast cancer treatments. The daunting caress of
pain and weakness, clumps of hair on her pillow
and losing her breasts. Juggling in between breast
reconstruction and wearing different wigs to conceal
her balding in a bid to regain her self confidence and
strength as a woman, restoring her happiness.
She wore pink with pride as a symbol of strength
and survival. She adjusted her attitude and turned
the disease into an opportunity to help others.
Turning her scars into hope nuggets.
Creating awareness about breast cancer and the
importance of early detection.
Using her voice to encourage victims and families
who have lost loved ones to this disease.
Using her story of survival as an inspiration to others.
Encouraging them, restoring hope in their lives.
She woke pink with confidence as a breast cancer survivor.