I am Woman – July/Aug 2017

 Nikki Ro said, “She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” This Women’s Month issue is a dedication to all the female cancer patients.

Our Super Survivor’s amazing article inspired me so. It reminded me of the quote by Coco Channel, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”

How inspiring when our non-funded patients, such as On The Chemo Couch, have access to such life-changing care. Being personally involved – performing the surgery on this inspiring youngster – I am acutely aware of the differences in care received in different facilities. We need to continuously fight to ensure better care for our patients. The motto that helps me strive for this is one from Amelia Earhart: “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

My inspiring word (well Helen Keller’s) for our On The Chemo Couch star is, “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

As usual, the contributors have ensured good advice. These teams of specialists are equally critical to ensure that the journey (though long and hard) is made in a comfortable transport mode.

This Women’s Month, let’s read and contribute. Let’s celebrate women and start by reshaping our own perceptions by seeing how we view ourselves.

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” – Ariana Dancu.

Your Buddie for Life  

Prof Carol-Ann Benn

Cover by: Abri Kruger Photography | www.abrikruger.com

Make-up and permanent brows by Elmarie Opperman of Perfection Make-Up.