Four years ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in stage 2, and as a mom of two kids, 4 and 5 years old, I always worried how they would perceived my condition and how I would manage to discuss certain matters that were physically affecting me due to my sickness. After I recovered and being cancer free it’s been a constant pursuing around how to help other moms that are going though such difficult times in their lives. Through my talent, I decided to embark in this illustrated book called “Mommy’s hats” that portrays my own personal experience about having my children join me in this process. My book is narrated by my 5-year older son. Through his words he takes the young or adult reader through one of the most visible physical changes that chemotherapy has, which is hair Loss. This book is intended for children between 4 and 10 years old and for parents in general that are suffering from cancer and are going through a hard adaptation process. I would like to think of it as a guide to provide a resource, a positive point of view of how to handle just one of the hardest periods in my life, without drama but with empathic sensitivity about the issue.
What gives you strength during treatment?
Exercising every day! biking, running…working out, taking care of my self, my food, my thoughts.
What support have you found especially helpful?
I have psychologist therapies every 2 weeks.
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