Welcome to the August-September issue of Buddies For Life. August is the month to celebrate women; remember this was when women of our country proved Kasia Gospoś’ saying true, “Amazing things happen when women help other women”, and that “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.”
Thanks Ronwyn for addressing that all-important topic of oncofertility; all young cancer patients should have this discussion with their treating team. As Diane Mariechild said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
Our Super Survivor is the epitome of Atticus’ quote, “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.”
I so recognise in this important month when I see breast cancer in women of all ages Mark Anthony’s quote, “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
I looked at innovations, trials and the future of how medicine is changing and as Amy Tenneyo said, “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved, women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will.”
So, let’s do what Maya Angelou said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women” and stand up for ourselves and for other women and men.
Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn
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