October is well known amongst many as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s nearly impossible not to know someone who has been affected in some way by this fast acting disease. I’ve stood next to two friends through diagnosis and treatment, and as a woman it’s humbling to realize that you could be only one day away from a similar diagnosis.
So this past spring when our publisher sent out new titles for 2008, I was immediately attracted to one called Voices of Breast Cancer. The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage and Strength. I ordered a copy for myself, and have fallen in love with the book.
Filled with real life stories of lives forever transformed, Voices of Breast Cancer is craftily edited to take you on a journey from finding a lump all the way to treatment options. Survivors themselves tell stories; whether it is a narrative or beautifully written poem readers are instantly drawn in. It’s hard not to imagine yourself, your sister or your best friend writing the same story. In addition, there are brief medical explanations of treatments (as well as advice on situations like when to get second opinions) making this an all around guide for anyone experiencing this disease.
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, PinkApple.com is offering Voices of Breast Cancer on our site for the month of October. Proceeds of our purchase of this book were donated to The Healing Project, an organization founded in 2005 to create a community of support for those challenged by chronic or life threatening illnesses. For more information about this outstanding organization please visit their website.