Savannah Artist Shares her Breast Cancer Story

Savannah Artist Shares her Breast Cancer Story (Image 1)

Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, and chances are you know at least one.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
In tonight’s Buddy Check 3 report a local artist shares her story.
Bolivia native Patricia Brutcher served as a voluntary missionary in her homeland helping people with drug addiction.
“These people really need love, compassion, mercy.”
 Since coming to America in 2006 she inspires people with her artwork.
 In 2012, Patricia found a hard lump in her breast after a trip to the beach.
 A day later a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis caused spinning emotions.
 “Scared, confused, disappointed.  You feel really like it’s over,” explains Patricia.
 A mastectomy, chemo, and radiation followed.
 Patricia was unable to do any artwork because of the pain.
“You feeling very nauseous and really terrible.  Your hair is coming out your eyes eyelash everything is gone.”
 What she captured was the beauty of caring through the people who cared for her during journey.
 “The Lewis Cancer Center is amazing.  The nurses are angels.  Dr. Zaren is an amazing person.  He always smiling.  He always waiting for my call he always listen to me,” explains Patricia.
 This Sunday Patricia will put down her brushes and showcase another form of art..the beauty and joy of healing as a model to support other cancer survivors.
“I’m feeling great.  I am delighted to help.”
The Southeast Georgia Oncology Nursing Society is hosting the fashion show Sunday featuring cancer survivors, including Patricia.
The event kicks off at 1:30 at the Elks Lodge on 183 Wilshire Blvd.
 The money raised will support patients going through treatment during the holiday season.
 Tickets are $20.00 and will be available when you arrive.
If you want to make a donation to the Nursing Society send it to P.O. Box 14341 Savannah, Georgia 31416.

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