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A grandson’s perspective

Updated: Apr 7, 2023

By Tywan Joe

A woman of courage with

modesty and humility for all to see.

Admired for your endless capabilities

Forcing reality out of small possibilities

keeping a strong arm over every responsibility

so diligently equipped with the

Hidden Ability of Super strength

no matter how heavy things appeared to be

you made them seem light

Breast cancer survivors 15 years is a tough fight.

Honored to be given a teacher

who can lead by example

teaching the way of life not just to show it

but to make sure we know it.

A seed grows and it begins to sprout.

The roots of our trees are our grandmothers

that are giving to us

to keep the family tree strong

and nourished and together.

But she can not last forever

so she follows through

to find the one she can pass down the treasure.

that treasure is love

and it’s going to need someone strong

someone as loving

someone as giving as grandma

to carry on what is meant to be.

representing love strength and power

in every moment and every hour

Love for yourself

then reciprocated, is to conquer and devour.

Author Tywan Joe with his grandmothers, who both had cancer.


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Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


The Caregiver Huddle

Third Tuesday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Encourage and Empower

For Newly Diagnosed

September 10, 11:00 a.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month



July 19,  10:00 a.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

Unearthing Opportunities

July 15 ,  5:30 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

July 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


Art Therapy

August 5, 6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

August 13, 11:30 a.m. ET


Forest Bathing

August 13,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

August 20,  6:00 p.m. ET


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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading.