My life changed 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was working fulltime and life was wonderful. After going to the doctor to get my result, there was no one in the waiting room, strange I thought. My husband and I were greeted by the doctor and said my results were that I had breast cancer, he told me I had to make choices about treatments. He was going so fast I told him to stop, it was going in one ear and out the other. I was in shock. I had to make decisions; it went from radiation treatments and on to Tamoxifen. It was life changing; my job was going to the doctors and to take care of myself. My faith and support group got me to where I am today. Wellwood helped me with the water painting classes and meditation, being around other cancer patients made me realize I was not alone. I am now a volunteer at Wellwood, it helps me accept my life, so I BELIEVE I was chosen to help people with understanding that love will get us through this journey. My art class helped me express myself through painting, to see life as a gift and not to take it for granted. I thank god every morning for my health and my life. Gratitude is in my vocabulary a lot these days. We need to look around us and appreciate each day and every breath. Why me? And why not me. Believing is the healing journey.

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