From time to time I’m asked why I go to treatment by myself. I’ve thought about this for months, perhaps longer (sorry Marcela!). It comes down to an answer that is quite simple; I like to have someone taking care of me, just me. If I go by myself, I’m not responsible for anyone. It’s my time that I can think about cancer–or not. I like me, I’m good company. Easy enough. Today, I head to the cancer center–alone–and feeling right about this moment I share with no one but myself.
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.