Life Lessons from Sanibel Island

15 Aug

Sanibel Island: tropical flora and fauna create a lush backdrop for sea shells so abundant that one must bear witness in person to truly comprehend. Manatees frolic carefree in canals while alligators sunbath on the river’s edge. Miles of National Wildlife Refuge lined with bike trails occupied by both residents and visitors. Everyone giddy with excitement to observe the nightly performance by the sunset, painting the sky with a palette of breathtaking color. The nightlife on the beach made up of nesting sea turtles and later their hatchlings, content to swim millions of miles to return to this sanctuary island every year. A unique tourist destination and home to an eclectic group of islanders void of stop lights or high rise hotels.

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Cruising the Healing Waters of Breast Cancer Sisterhood

18 May

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We came from all over the world, all walks of life, socioeconomic status and age. The one thing that bonded all of us? Breast cancer. Nearly 200 women whose lives were changed forever by one sentence: “You have breast cancer”. We were accompanied by our best friends, sisters and a few brave husbands. We had all come together for a Breast Cancer Thriver’s Cruise sponsored by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.  

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“What do you wish you had known when you were diagnosed with breast cancer?”

2 Apr

ImageThere’s an old adage that applies to any new situation in life: “You don’t know what you don’t know”. This certainly was the case for me when I was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in the fall of 2012. I had no idea that there were so many different types of breast cancer, different treatment options and how the emotional component of breast cancer can impact survivors after treatment ends. I’ve always considered myself a resourceful person but I had information overload throughout much of my journey.

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Breast Cancer, A Bible Verse and HOPE

5 Jan

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

 This has always been my favorite bible verse.  I never dreamed that I would lean so heavily upon these comforting words at the age of 42 when I suddenly found myself staring death in the eye.  It all started with one sentence that would change my life forever:

 “You have breast cancer.” 

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Celebrating the one year anniversary of my first chemo treatment!

5 Jan

December 20th marked my one year anniversary of chemo.

I woke that morning feeling overwhelmed with my gratitude for life…(read more)

December 14, 2012 was my first chemo.  I woke this morning feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for my life, my family and friends and the friends that I have made around the world through social media and speaking engagements.

– See more at: http://breastcancerwarrior.org/1/post/2013/12/celebrating-one-year-of-my-first-chemo-treatment.html#sthash.3HCVE5op.dpuf

December 14, 2012 was my first chemo.  I woke this morning feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for my life, my family and friends and the friends that I have made around the world through social media and speaking engagements.

– See more at: http://breastcancerwarrior.org/1/post/2013/12/celebrating-one-year-of-my-first-chemo-treatment.html#sthash.3HCVE5op.dpuf

The Hidden Scars of Breast Cancer

6 Nov

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Breast cancer leaves many scars, but the hidden ones are often the hardest to heal.  This honest, compelling look at the hidden scars of breast cancer is a must read for anyone who has been touched by cancer.  Read more…

New Website Focuses on Breast Cancer ~ The Empowered Patient

25 Oct

I’m so honored to be a part of a new website that was launched this week.  It’s called Empowered Patient.  Click below to visit the site where you’ll find one of my videos on the left hand side!

I’d love to hear your feedback!

EMPOWERED PATIENT

Wishing you a day filled with HOPE and inspiration!

Beverly McKee

The Breast Cancer Warrior

I’m so very honored to be a part of an new website that focuses solely on breast cancer.  It is a part of Cancer.org called “Empowered Patient”.  You can see my video on the left hand side of the screen!  Click below and share your feedback…
Wishing you a day filled with HOPE and inspiration!Beverly McKee
The Breast Cancer Warrior

– See more at: http://www.breastcancerwarrior.org/1/post/2013/10/new-website-focuses-on-breast-cancer-empowered-patient.html#sthash.bpthiJuN.dpuf