About the Author

Marie A. Sutton is a writer in Birmingham, Alabama with a passion for penning stories about the African American experience. She writes essays, blog posts, and is the author of a book about a historic motel. You can read more by Marie at www.marieasutton.com.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your journey and triumph. I too am a survivor of a rare stomach canacer. I allow fear to get the best of me every time I have to get a check up or scan. Reading your inspirational words have encouraged me to change my perspective and know I am winning this battle. Thank you

  2. Glory to God! Hallelujah! I too like your daughter Simone cry tears of great Joy in the breath of God that breathed His Zoe life into you! You are Deeply Loved by your family and friends and your life has great value ❤️!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your story, there is always beauty found in our broken pieces. And thanks so much for highlighting Kintsugi, I will share this story with my mother and children. My mother has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer for a third time in 20 years, the battle continues and she will be victorious, once more!

  4. Because of this story I definitely will view whatever happens here out, I’m victorious. Bless the Lord!!!!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing your inspirational story of your breast cancer survivorship. I too am a five year survivor of breast cancer and definitely can relate to all of your fears and tears. Keep moving forward in God’s Grace and Live, Live, Live.

  6. I was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I’m scared to death. I feel like my life is over and from the doctors are telling me a double mastectomy is probably the best option for me. I’m having a biopsy on my lymph node’s to see if the cancer has spread there and if so I will be having my breast removed. I never thought in a million years that this would happen to me but it is and now it’s my turn. I feel as if GOD is punishing me. I’m depressed 😔 and I’m so sad 😞 right now.

    • Fatimah I will keep you lifted in prayer and pray mostly that your faith does not fail. 🙏🏾❤️

  7. Wow. What a beautiful and inspiring testimony! The tears that welled up inside of me as I read your story are for the compassion you grew to show yourself. I had a Stroke in 2012, and you reminded me of ALL that remains … my strength, my health and my joy. Thank you. Blessings to you! Onward, Sis!

  8. This story is soulful, beautiful, important. My mother had breast cancer. I was her caregiver and I took care of her on a daily basis. I was her advocate. I saw everything upclose. The surgical scars, the radiation burns, the collapsed veins from chemotherapy. I’m writing about the beauty of her survival right now.
    Your story encouraged me. Blessings over your life beautiful warrior!

  9. God’s blessing on your survival. Your transparency is indicative of your strength. Today is my sister girlfriend’s 64th birthday, but she is not here. She lost her battle with breast cancer 20 years ago. Your victory gives hope to other women diagnosed. Your scars lets your daughter see her mother’s triumph & God’s grace. Thankful you are a survivor!

  10. Absolutely beautiful story, it truly touched my heart ❤️. I’m a 2 time survivor of breast cancer and this story served to remind me how very blessed I am. Thank you Sistah !

  11. You are a daughter of the King and your assignments here have not been completed. Thank you for sharing this test with us from five years ago and your paper was graded by the teacher (Jesus Christ) and you rcvd an A+.

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