Here’s to More Birthdays!!

Posted by Teri

Birthday candlesI’ve almost hit my 5 year mark as a breast cancer survivor and am proud to be a member of one of the most amazing groups of people. A funny thing happens after you’ve gone through this experience… you find yourself drawn to other survivors.

When you first hear your diagnosis, you feel scared and alone even when surrounded by family and friends. How will you get through this? Here on Orcas, a community of supporters quickly emerged to lift me through the challenges. I found new friendships that nourished my heart and healing. These people will be with me the rest of my long happy life!

Recently I was contacted by a couple who’ve just begun their journey with cancer. They’ve chosen to spend it on Orcas where they have a summer house. Naturally they had many questions and concerns about the logistics of treatment and medical care on the island. I began sharing my experience and information regarding my cancer care team.

Seattle Cancer Care AllianceThe stellar crew at the  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance  was my partner and guiding light. I also found that the medical opportunities available on Orcas and within our reach are limitless. If you want to learn more about my experience you can visit my TeriKicksCancer care page (send me an email to receive your login info). 

My new friend is on her way to experiencing the loving arms of Orcas Island in supporting her walk of life and celebration of more birthdays.

Every day I thank the universe for the opportunity to experience breast cancer and all the positives it has brought to my life!

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6 Responses to Here’s to More Birthdays!!

  1. Excellent post Teri. We look forward to wishing YOU and all the other survivors many more Happy Birthdays.

    • Teri Williams

      Christina, Both you and Steve are a big part of my continued healing:) with your friendship, laughs, good food and wine. BIg group hug!!!!!! HUG…..did someone say hug, I’ll have some of that!!!!!!!

  2. Heather July

    Happy Birthday Teri. I am glad you are having more birthdays too;) Bless our friends who are being challenged.

  3. Congratulations Teri,

    Right behind you, keep enjoying the good life!

    • Teri Williams

      Terry, funny how our lives have paralleled each other through many twists and turns.. Knowing we have once again overcome similar challenges continues to remind me how a chance meeting over a fence can turn into such a long friendship!!! Here’s to many more celebrations in the future!!!!!!!

  4. Teri Williams

    Heather, I went back and read posts on my carepage. You were there with your support and friendship throughout many tough days. Thank you for being a big part of my journey:) Now, let’s get some wind in our sails!!!!