October is well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the extent of the awareness for many people ends at pink ribbons, organized walks, or watching NFL players sport pink jerseys.
Each year, about 246,000 women in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 40,500 women die. These are real women, each with their own story to tell. Breast cancer has serious effects on hundreds of thousands of people every year, but it’s also refreshing to hear stories of hope and new life.
Here are three women who have overcome breast cancer with the assistance of their nurses:
I LOVE all nurses. From the time of mastectomy through oncology and reconstruction, they were my rock!
I remember the first trip for surgery to the hospital… leading up to my mastectomy- I was saying boy, I hope I have a MALE nurse to take care of me after my darkest day… and wooola! There he was… kind hearted… compassionate, caring. I remember him taking me to the bathroom and making me laugh… washing my hair. When you feel the worst and know you are sick… nurses look into your eyes with that reassuring calmness that everything will be fine… as if you are their best friend.
Chemo nurses – Heroes!
During the car rides with my mother, it was never a fun trip to chemo of course but Oncology nurses saved my life. Needles, nausea, they were there through it all and cared so deeply. They see people at their worst and help them get through it all… I honor them and respect them, nurses are angels and warriors all in one!
Peace & Blessings,
-Alisa Savoretti, CEO and founder of My Hope Chest
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