Do you ever have days that you just want to give into breast cancer? By this, I don’t mean to give in completely, I mean for more than a few moments in the day. What would it be like to give into the fatigue, the emotions and the unending positive vigil? No explanations. No excuses. For me, this would be like putting my head under a pillow, but that doesn’t sound so bad! I think of it; curling under a blanket and as my head hits my oh-so-very soft pillow, I experience the ultimate release. Comfort. Surrender. Peace. These thoughts may be a result of this damp, dark and dreary day. Or perhaps it’s because I’ve been sitting at my computer for the last ten hours. OR-maybe there is no reason, I just need a timeout. Maybe you do too?
Linda Carey is the co-creator of The Tutu Project and President of the Carey Foundation. Bob and Linda Carey have been together since 1986. When Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Bob decided to expand on an odd project he’d started: he’d taken a few pictures of himself in a pink tutu, and the unlikely images cheered Linda up and gave both of them something to focus on other than her diagnosis. Linda’s positive approach to living has become a beacon of hope for cancer patients across the world.