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by Pat Godfrey McRee

A circle of colorful women …
Bodies altered,
Fears exposed,
Laughing anyway.

Inspiration image

Stories shared,
Grief dissolved,
Prayers lifted,
Hope multiplied.
Magic circle …
None alone.

Arms opened,
Hearts expanded …
A circle of friends,
A circle of healing,
A mile-wide miracle of survivorship …
A circle of colorful women.

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Pat Godfrey McRee is a two-time breast cancer survivor, author of Support to Go, The Unbook for Men & Women with Cancer, and founding director of the Flying Colors Cancer Resource & Support Center in Memphis, TN.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, November/December 2009.