Our Scars Are Illustrations Of The Stories Of Our Lives

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:43
Submitted by Natasha

“A hospital chaplain says that the dying have a lot to teach us on how to live our lives better while we still can. One of the most frequent yet surprising regrets she’s found, especially from female patients, is the fact that they hated their bodies for so many years. Only now, when that body is truly failing, do they realize they should have celebrated it.”

A couple of weeks ago, while recovering from surgery to remove a tumor on my thyroid, I spent the night and day on the South Saskatchewan river. I’d been told that I should avoid the sun to lessen the severity of my scar, but I knew that there was nothing that could be more healing for me than the sun on my body, sand in my hair and the river under me.

Scars Mean You're Alive

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:40
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Mandy was 23 when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.  Her scar marks her survival and she's joined other Australian cancer survivors in the Under the Red Dress Campaign

The photographs of these women's bodies are so compelling...the strength and resolve...scars mean you're alive.  Beautiful.