Friday, 14 October 2011
Continuing to promote breast cancer awareness for the month of October, here are five inspirational celebrities who have stomped on the face of breast cancer and now rock the title of "survivor" - and what they had to say about their journey.
Wanda Sykes (pictured above)
"'I was like, 'I don't know, should I talk about [breast cancer] or what?' How many things could I have? I'm black, then lesbian. I can't be the poster child for everything ... At least with the LGBT issues we get a parade, we get a float, it's a party. [But] I was real hesitant about doing this, because I hate walking. I got a lot of [cancer] walks coming up.'"
About her bilateral mastectomy: "'I didn't want to go back to the doctors every four months for testing and squishing and everything. I just wanted to kind of get rid of this whole thing for me. This was the choice that I made and it was a tough one,' she said in the interview. 'Sometimes, you know, I cry. And sometimes I scream. And I get really angry. And I get really upset, you know, into wallowing in self-pity sometimes. And I think that it's all part of the healing.'"
About her chemotherapy: "'When you are stripped of everything and you have to grow your eyelashes back, grow your hair back, it's just astonishing,' Minogue told British Glamour magazine. 'It's hard to express what I've learned from that, but a deep psychological and emotional shift has obviously taken place.'"
"'I kept my breast cancer tattoos -- where the radiation was lined up on my chest,' Crow told Health. 'Once in a while I look at it to remind myself that I have to put on my oxygen mask first before I put it on anybody else.'"
"I had been running along in my life at a fast pace. When I heard it was cancer, I just stood still," Etheridge told Shape magazine in a 2009 interview. "My life passed over me like a big wave, and after, I was left there standing. This turned out to be a very good thing. I stopped. I looked at my life, I looked at my body and spirit."
To see even more inspirational celebritors (celebrity-survivors, duh!), check out the original Huffington Post article here!
Who else could you add to this list? In your eyes, who is the most inspiring celebritor?