Inspirational Poem

Through the services we provide we are privileged to meet some truly inspirational women, and none more so than Debbie Lee who recently entered our competition for ladies going through chemotherapy.

Debbie wrote this poem when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she has kindly agreed to let us share her uplifting words to inspire and give strength to others going through treatment:

 

          The moment was surreal, the words did not sink in,

          The moment I was told of the cancer growing within.

          My whole world just collapsed, my feelings were just numb.

          This really isn’t happening, I should be having fun.

          Why did it have to choose me? What was it I did wrong?

          My reactions are to fall apart, but I know I must stay strong.

          I live alone, what will I do?  How am I going to cope?

          But a voice inside says, “fight it girl and never give up hope!”

          So, fight is what I’m going to do, tho’ the journey will be tough,

          But I know that I will conquer it if I fight it hard enough.

          And I know there will be dark days, when it gets too much to bear,

          And I’ll have to learn to take the support for me out there,

          And so, begins the journey I hoped I’d never have to make,

          And I know the road is bumpy, whichever route I take

          But I know I’m going to beat it and I know it will take time,

          But hear me cancer when I say, “the victory will be mine!”

 

We’re pleased to say that Debbie was one of our 6 competition winners and we wish her the very best for her treatment.

Pink Competition Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce that the recent Pink competition, for ladies going through chemotherapy, was a great success. We had a large number of entrants, nominated by friends, family and breast care nurses and would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter.

The Pink committee, who had the difficult job of choosing the winners from all the worthy entrants, were made up of various local business and the Breast Friends charity who have all kindly contributed to the competition.

We felt that all entrants were so worthy, but in the end the committee chose six ladies to each receive the following prize:

  • A wig – Provided by Pink Hair Solutions
  • Make-up – Look good feel better
  • Mastectomy underwear set – Provided by Amoena
  • Jewellery
  • Evening gown hired for the night – Bernie the dress maker
  • Goody bag valued at £150.00
  • Headwear – provided by Hip headwear
  • Night at Breast Friends Annual ball with a plus – Provided by Breast Friends

As a consolation to the ladies who were put forward but did not win, entrants have been offered a free service at Pink and a free Mastectomy Bra, kindly donated by Amoena.

The Pink competition will finish at the Breast Friends Ball in December at Moor Hall Hotel. Please do keep an eye  on our blog later in the year for updates and pictures from the ball.

If you would like any information on any of our services please call us on 0121 350 3826 .