Real Stories

Thorns in a rose

A normal doctor’s appointment turns into a tragic moment- when you realise, you are a part of the millions of women to be diagnosed with breast cancer. When you realise, you are a part of the 14 seconds where women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Everything seemed fine so there wasn’t a need to schedule any appointments. Regular check-ups felt unnecessary. ‘It wouldn’t happen to me’. But it did. Damages to your cell’s DNA, has resulted in breast cancer. The cancer has spread into different tissues. Thankfully, not too much of your body is affected. Nonetheless, it is still serious. Lack of awareness and health insurance and poverty are some aspects associated to lower cancer survivor rates. Let’s spread awareness, donate to reliable and trusted organisations when we can and seek regular professional healthcare services. Let’s fight breast cancer together!

by Thiviya

Thiviya. A is a writer and poet from Singapore. She first discovered her passion for writing when she started using writing as her coping mechanism when faced with challenges in life. Writing has helped her to process her thoughts and encourage herself. She created @wingsofwords_poetry on Instagram in June 2021 to create a positive and safe space for the community. She believes that as long as she helps an individual, her goal in poetry writing is fulfilled. Through the years, she took part in many anthologies and competitions. She also wrote her first poetry collection, titled 'The Survivor Spirit' which discusses about healing and hope amidst the struggles one faces in life. Outside of poetry and writing, Thiviya is just an ordinary woman who goes through the motions of studies. She is currently a graduate in Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) and can't wait to continue on with her journey in education and life.

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