Real Life Resilience Moment– The Bright Side of CancerBy
Meet my next resilient woman, in my Real Life Resilience week.
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By the end of the week, you’ll see that
you are powerful, you are loved and you can do it!
I’d like to introduce you to Sally, our second interview…
Sally Gilchrest-Unrau was born in Stratford, Connecticut and has lived in Canada for over 30 years. She presently resides in a small rural town of Morden, Manitoba with her husband Hank and two dogs…Zula and Sage. They have one daughter, Michelle who lives and works in Vancouver, British Colombia.
After receiving a teaching certificate and a Bachelor degree in Special Education at Southern Connecticut State College, Sally moved to Canada and went on to a career in the field of Early Childhood Education, working in a variety of programs and positions.
Sally is a three time Breast Cancer survivor who dealt with numerous treatments and their side effects…chemo, radiation, chemo, and radiation. Although she had to deal with all of that along with baldness two times, she will tell you that there is life after cancer, and silver linings do appear.
In Sally’s case, although chemo caused her at times to be ill, the first chemo treatment marked the end of decades of debilitating migraine headaches.
A year after her first treatments, she and her husband backpacked for three weeks in Europe, something she says she may never have done.
Her cancer adventure led to the beginning of a wonderful writing career which includes a short story published in ‘Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors’ and a childrens book that was released in 2010: ‘Sam’s Weird Afternoon’.
In 2008, treatments were over and (after living in Canada for over 3 decades) Sally received her Canadian citizenship.
She now spends her time writing, quilting and is in the process of buying her first kayak. This summer she plans on spending time paddling quietly on her local lake.
Notice her attitude? DESPITE going through cancer and all of its horrors 3 times (there is more to that story too, you’ll have to listen to hear it ) she insists that “there is life after cancer, and silver linings do appear.”
Listen live to hear more about Sally and her journey through hell and back again, on April 11, at 3:30pm / 6:30pm ET, HERE on Blog Talk Radio.