I bumped into the mom of a friend of mine who recently had surgery for brain cancer. She looked wonderful and I told her so. Her response, “Yes, but I have this scar on my face.” I literally had to get up close to see it. I left her feeling sadness in my heart. That little scar allowed her another many years of life! Yet, she didn’t focus on the life she was awarded but the scar the surgery left behind.
Let’s help all those who feel the same way. Show your scar. Be proud of the challenge you endured. Let the world know that despite your losses, life is meant to be lived to it’s fullest. It’s NOT about the length of our lives….but the breadth of our lives. Spread your wings and let the world admire your strength!
I recently met Gloria, also a tongue cancer survivor and young to boot! She asked me to contribute a story on video for her website Bravely Beautiful, stories of strong survivors.