At the time, I didn't really understand what the fuss was all about. The gravity of the situation didn't hit me until my dad had to say goodbye in the surgery room. He picked me up and placed me on the cold operating table. That's when I realized he wasn't staying.
Women Bare Mastectomy Scars In Empowering Photos To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness | HuffPost UK
Print photo from the scar story kickstarter In , Paulette Leaphart had fulfilled her promise to God by adopting a child for every child she had biologically so she could show them the love that they never had. As a mother of eight, she was living a comfortable life. But one night, Paulette woke up from a dream — a message from God telling her she had cancer. Her oldest son tried to comfort her — they had recently lost several female family members in succession to breast cancer.
Flipboard The photo series has been released to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, starting 1 October. It features the likes of Gillian Trim, 55, from London pictured below who was diagnosed with breast cancer in and has had a double mastectomy. We are still sexy and beautiful. I wanted to show that women can still celebrate their bodies after cancer.
Women, who have suffered from cancer have been photographed candidly by York-based photographer Ami Barwell. These women have revealed their mastectomy scars to the world. They are an epitome of strength.