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.