Fighting cancer isn’t only just a physical battle, but also an emotional and psychological one too! Unfortunately, sometimes treatment designed to help takes its toll in multiple ways. As part of our Turning Heads Series, we hope you appreciate the beauty and empowerment exhibited by Tamar Bolt (age 29).
You ever seen Charlie Brown? When the teacher is talking and it sounds like, ‘Wha, wha, wha?’ The kids can’t hear a thing. That’s how it was with me. The doctor was talking and I didn’t hear anything. All I heard was the doctor going ‘Wha, wha, wha?’
The worst part? Feeling alone. Even if there are a million people around you, they can always get up and leave. You can’t leave. Support groups and a good doctor help but don’t listen to anybody who hasn’t been through it. Only listen to people who have been through it themselves. Nobody else knows what you’re talking about.
Another thing, every time you turn on the television, it’s this person or that person walking for breast cancer. What about me? I have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Who’s walking for me?
We really enjoyed and highly recommend Jackson Hunsicker’s Turning Heads: Portraits of Grace, Inspiration, and Possibilities, a book designed to help reset our attitude and perceptions about cancer and demonstrate the beauty that remains despite cancer’s assault. This book makes a perfect gift for females undergoing cancer treatment.
Our gratitude, thoughts and admiration go to Tamar Bolt for her courage, words of wisdom and empowered portrait. A special thanks to Howard Schatz for his efforts shooting this inspiring portrait.