I went outside for my first walk after surgery and I saw my shadow on the sidewalk. Unlike the mirror that reminded me of all the things that were wrong, my shadow reminded me of all the things that were right. I was alive and still able to cast a shadow on this earth. From that moment on I would battle for only positive thoughts.
The mirror no longer dictated how I was doing. So when you are able to go for a walk look for your shadow, remember, it’s there because you’re here.
I hope my shadow story encourages you to think positive and stay strong as you’re going though this difficult journey.”
Cherie B. Mathews,
Owner & Survivor
Your shadow story lifted my spirits today. I am a breast cancer survivor, currently completing 7 more months of Herceptin. I had a unilateral mastectomy in October. I finished my toxic chemo therapy April 15. Right now I am struggling with the identity crisis of missing my old long hair and covering up what I see as a gray-haired, marine style stubble. It is very very hard to look in the mirror every morning. It seems like so very long before my hair will be even long enough to style. I feel impatient. Your shadow story made me realize that I am still me and I can still make a difference in this world. Your work inspires me so much. Thank you. Your Boson Buddy, Koryn