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A lot has happened since I began this blog in October, 2011, so I thought it fitting to write a new “About Me”. For example, I am no longer 44, I am now 49. I no longer consider myself a cancer warrior, but rather a cancer survivor. I also have come to realize that I was a survivor all along, even when cancer was invading my body. Being a survivor is not all about being cancer free….it is about attitude!
When I started blogging the perks of having cancer, I had no idea how it would change my life! It began as a little project to keep my spirits up through my cancer treatments. Soon I discovered that not only was the blog helping me, but there were others out there getting inspiration from what I was writing.
Soon the local media took an interest in what I was doing, and I got to enjoy my “15 minutes of fame!” When a reporter who was covering my story suggested, “This sounds like a book in the making…” a lightbulb went off in my head. A BOOK! That would be a dream come true. So I teamed up with Susan Gonzalez, a fellow breast cancer blogger, and we wrote our book: 100 Perks of Having Cancer Plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It. Our mission is to show people that it is possible to live a healthy and a happy lifestyle following a cancer diagnosis.
A New Challenge: In April, 2016, I awoke one morning thinking of all the tragedy and sadness that is in our provincial news right now. It occurred to me that the people of this province need to be reminded that there is still a God out there, even if He is sometimes hard to see. So I have issued myself a NEW Challenge: I will find 100 stories of miracles from around Newfoundland-Labrador! These stories will be compiled in a book called, “A Treasury of Miracles, Great and Small”.
If you are from Newfoundland-Labrador, and you have a story to share, please send it to florencestrang@Hotmail.ca
These stories will be written “as told to Florence”, so don’t worry about writing the perfect story, just give me an overview. Thanks!