Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Karl Von Clausewitz
From very early on my cancer journey, the gifts of support and inspiration from amazing Cancer Warriors have overwhelmed me. Honoring them is the motivation behind this series and I can't say enough about the courage it takes to go toe to toe with cancer. For all they do, I am compelled every week to say "Thank You" and "Bravo!"
Over the weeks, I've featured individuals, such as Lockey Maisonneuve of MovingOn Rehabilitative Exercise Program, Jennifer Windrum of WTF for Lung Cancer and Murray Jones of TalkAboutHealth. Each of these amazing people was inspired to create movements as a result of their own cancer experience or that of a loved one. From their personal pain, a seed of hope was planted and we are all benefited.
I've also featured organizations and movements, such as Is My Cancer Different?, Pathways Women's Cancer Teaching Project, The Cancer Support Community (formerly known as The Wellness Community), Fertile Hope and The Love/Avon Army of Women. The work these organizations do every day brings hope, education and much needed support to cancer survivors. For all of us grappling with cancer's losses, these organizations stand at the ready to lend a helping hand and lighten the load.
During Thanksgiving week, I honored all of you, my readers, as Cancer Warriors and my inspiration. The gift of our connectedness is a true blessing and I am extremely grateful to each one of you. Thank you again for taking the time to read my posts and engage with me here at WWGN.
Today I am wondering who the Cancer Warriors are in your life? Is there some person or organization that was there for you during your darkest days? Let me know who they are and what they mean to you and maybe I'll feature them in a future post.
Also, if you become a member of WWGN, you can post your own shout out to important people in your life in our People in Our Corner section. Why not memorialize your gratitude and let that person or organization know how much they mean to you? Sharing a public "thank you" feels good and is exactly why I created WWGN and my own People In My Corner list. Thanks for helping me recognize the Cancer Warriors all around us!