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  • Writer's pictureSurviving Breast Cancer


By Brookshire McDonald, “Patron Saint”

   To become friends really fast.

My hope is that all our friendships

   Will last and last.

Our boobs have brought us together

   As our stories we do share

Over states and even countries

   We come from almost everywhere.

Boobs of ours 

   Measured A, B, C, or D;

And one of you even claimed 

   To have been a G!

Plastic surgeons try to match them up

   The best they can do.

Mine don’t match at all;

   I don’t know about you.

With a breast cancer diagnosis

   Many options come your way —

Lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, tattoos

   Or flat to stay.

Having fallen from a ladder

   My journey did endure

Three leg surgeries, a blood clot, then two primary breast cancers

    And many prayers for sure.

I admire each of you

   As through breast cancer you go.

Your struggles, courage, and strengths

   Really do show.

On top of that road

   You are traveling today

COVID-19 has thrown 

   A wrench into play.

Dealing with just one issue

   Was a master feat.

Each of you now

   Has additional obstacles to beat.

I can laugh with you,

   And I can cry with you

But I can’t really imagine

   All you’re going through.

As you travel this journey —

   Not a choice you did choose,

You are reaffirming my faith

   That I didn’t lose.

You awakened my awareness

   Of how blessed I have been;

And to have you as my cancer sisters

   Has introduced a special kin.

You may not realize it

  As your journey you do fight,

But each positive gesture of yours

   Brings to someone a promising light.


Share your poetry: Resources & Support:



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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Upcoming Events


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. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


Después de un Diagnóstico

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