Face of Courage

This is probably going to become a series on its own right. Every day I see so many people who are facing their battles. These are battles we don’t see from the outside. What goes on inside is way too deep to understand from the outside looking in. Yet, everyday, I salute these women and their courage.

Deborah Cohan is an Ob/Gyn and mom of two. A career woman with 2 children – that is hard enough in itself. But she’s also fighting her battle with breast cancer. Facing a double mastectomy with grace takes courage. Facing one with courage and joy is extraordinary. Deb and her medical team went into the OR for her surgery and just minutes before the surgery itself, the whole team breaks out in an impromptu dance 🙂 What better way to create positive energy for the operation that will take hours to complete? 🙂 In her website, Deb has asked for her fans to make dance videos of themselves and email it to her so that she has more positive energy to uplift her during her recovery 🙂

I could not think of a better example than Deborah to start off my series on “Face of Courage” 😀

You can support Deborah here:


Cancer doesn’t just strip the body, it strips the mind too. When it ravages lives, it takes away everything that people use to define themselves – their looks, body, strength, jobs, careers, families, marriages. These are tolls on a person that you cannot see from the outside, you cannot heal that wound with medicine. To lose everything, to have to redefine your entire existence… I don’t have the words to describe what that is like.

Next time you see someone who is fighting cancer, give them a hug. Make it a point to visit with them. Share your ups and downs with them. Don’t be so frightened that unknowingly you exclude them from your life. Embrace them on this journey and show them how much they are loved just by being there with them 🙂

p.s. I highly recommend watching the movie 50/50, simply beautiful!



Posted on November 9, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It is difficult to imagine how much life needs to be re-defined after cancer.


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