My mother, Olive Patricia Varga, suffered a severe stroke on Friday, February 22nd, 2013. We watched her go from the ER, to ICU to the Stroke Unit, to a nursing facility, where upon arrival, she decided to slip away.
The following words are from a dream I had about her that night ... the dream comforted me and reminded me of a lovely poem written by a cancer survivor from my Create to Heal (tm) class. I share both with you now, for these words honor all mothers.
Wings shares the story of a very talented, compassionate and creative young woman, Kristine Seuylemezian, a junior at La Canada High School here in Southern California, her bond with her mother Kathy and how giving back has become the foundation of her life. Because of National Charity League, and Girl Scouts, and other endeavors like Varsity Swimming, Kristine has grown into a leader in her community.
“It takes time to heal. You have to concentrate every day on the healing process.”
Dominique Romero, Breast Cancer Survivor, Artist, Builder
I recently interviewed a remarkable young woman, Dominique, who survived a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She has used her creative spirit and her art to transform her journey with cancer into a journey of LIFE.