Poems by Pat Donovan
In March 2009, Auckland woman Pat Donovan was diagnosed with breast cancer and she wrote about her experience in verse. We have featured Pat's poetry in our Personal Stories section (read her Mammogram poem here) and her husband Don has also contributed a truly wonderful story about his own journey as he supported Pat throughout hers.
Pat has now published a limited edition of her poems, The Dreaded Diagnosis - The Positive Approach ($10) and has kindly offered to donate all proceeds from sales to Breast Cancer Support (BCS).
BCS wishes to express sincere thanks to Mrs. Donovan for this wonderful donation towards our work supporting women throughout their breast cancer journeys. Each copy of The Dreaded Diagnosis is $10 and can be ordered through BCS.
The poems …
These inspirational poems characterise the spirit, humour and determination with which Pat approached her diagnosis, surgery and treatment. This little book is big on heart. Pat’s poems offer hope, courage and the reassurance of a sisterhood that embraces all women who experience breast cancer.
Pat wrote her poems hoping that they would help others undertaking a similar journey. Laughter is good medicine and can help us cope during times of personal challenge.
Pat writes with irrepressible humour about her experiences:
… recovering from surgery:
Each copy is $10 and includes postage within New Zealand. For more than one book, postage charges may apply.
Every dollar raised from the sale of Pat’s book will support the work of BCS.
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