Breast Cancer Survivor Brunch Recap

Last Thursday, breast cancer survivors gathered at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH to celebrate life with family and friends. 

Ladies enjoy the Breast Cancer Survivor Brunch

“Paula Deen,” just happened to be in the neighborhood and dropped by to share her valuable, yet humorous insights on life, and of course how to properly frost a cake. 

Robert McMillan, director of oncology services then shared the following with the group:

  •  “Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  • When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
  • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree
  • Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  • It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  • It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
  • Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  • Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets and wear the fancy lingerie
  • Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  • The most important organ to keep clean is the brain.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  • Forgive everyone everything.
  • What other people think about you is none of your business.
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  • Believe in miracles.
  • If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  • Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Thank you to the CJBCC staff as well as the CMH community relations team for sponsoring a phenomenal tribute to life!

For more information on the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH, call 417-326-7200.

Category: Events
Tags: breast cancer, Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center

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