"If I can beat the crap out of cancer in high heels, I can do almost anything."
"If you aren't a fighter, it will make you one, or it will defeat you."
"I wore wigs, I wore scarves, I went baldwhatever I felt, I rocked it!"
"I can now say the words: nipple, areola, and breast in polite conversation!"
Mary Kelly Brown
"Breast cancer is a bitch, but you overcome it."
Eudene Miller Simmons
"Accept your faith. God has a plan for you, and you are never going to be alone."
"Breast cancer is a terrible way to learn just how strong you can be."
"I thought I'd been given a death sentence; it has turned out to be a passport to a new life."
"Your perspective is far more important than your circumstances. You have everything you need within you to live the best life you can."
"When I first found out I had breast cancer, I feared that my life was over and there were so many things I hadn't done yet."
"I have a ladybug tattoo for every doctor, nurse, family member, and friend that has helped me along my road to recovery."
"Cancer treatment is tough, but stay strong and you will come out stronger on the other side."
"For the first ten minutes, I had no idea the doctor was trying to tell me I had breast cancer."
"I didn't want to look at my reconstruction for almost two weeks. I was worried I wasn't going to recognize myself."
"I hate that cancer ever came into my life. It took my mom's life so many years ago, but I'm still here!"
"I was worried I wouldn't be around to watch my children grow up."
"People think they're safe when they have a mammogram. I thought I was safe, and it just wasn't enough. They really have to start doing yearly MRI's because those will detect every little thing."
"Fight and never give up on your fight. No matter how hard it gets, you can stand up to cancer."
"I really think it's more scary from the outside. When I was 40, my husband had a heart attack and it traumatized me for years...I couldn't even talk about it. I was worried every day that I woke up. For him, he just said, "It was a mistake." I really think my breast cancer was worse on him than it was on me."
"Breast cancer is complicated and emotional, it has both terrified and transformed me."
"Hope is a world with NO CANCER. Tomorrow will take care of itself."