These bloggers take their readers along on their personal journeys, sharing their struggles, triumphs, realizations and coping strategies. In doing so, they become a source of inspiration, camaraderie and priceless hope. Though these bloggers span ages and diagnoses, each of their blogs is a must-read for anyone touched by the disease.
Witty and real: But Doctor, I Hate Pink
Ann Silberman’s sharp sense of humor is the first thing you’ll notice when reading her posts on But Doctor, I Hate Pink. Ann was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2012 and was given a prognosis of one to two years. A self-described “metastatic breast cancer ass-kicker,” she chooses to live in the moment and approach every day with appreciation. Ann’s heartfelt, true-to-life words allow her readers to experience the world through her eyes, and leave them inspired to approach a breast cancer diagnosis the way she does: with grace, class and wit.
Transformational: Let Life Happen
After surviving not only breast cancer, but domestic abuse as well, Barbara Jacoby decided to use her harrowing experiences as fuel to create lasting change. Let Life Happen is Barbara’s way of spreading awareness about these two important women’s issues and sharing personal insights about overcoming challenge and creating happiness. Barbara is also the creator of When Breast Cancer Happens, a worldwide support network for women with breast cancer featuring countless resources, books and survivor stories that will empower women to “respond promptly, effectively and confidently to their situation.” Her positive energy is contagious, and will leave you feeling optimistic and inspired to affect change.Whizzco