Friday, April 26, 2013

Pink Scars

Today, I'm so proud to share a very special film.

My brother, Bryan, is graduating this year from School of Visual Arts in New York City.  His final project is a documentary that he chose to do on my journey with breast cancer.  This film is a labor of love...
1) how much he loves me for having to listen to my very nasally voice for hours on end and
2) the love that my family showed me through my walk with breast cancer.

I am so honored that BK chose to do his documentary on me.  Not only does it show how resilient a family can be when faced with challenges, but I have this incredible momento of my journey.  I have something to show Evan about what we went through.

My brother is so very talented; from the graphics he used, to the editing of the story, to the camera angles he chose - it's all perfection.  I can't believe I know someone with such extraordinary talents.

We've come a long way.  I'm about 7 years old than my brother and have always adored him.  The age difference has always been enough that we've never really argued but still enjoy spending time with one another.  I have learned a lot about coping with an illness from his guidance; at 8-years old, BK was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes.  You would never know it, unless you asked him about it.  He doesn't complain.  It doesn't slow him down.  And he just keeps truckin' - which is EXACTLY what he told me after my diagnosis.

So, if you have some time, take a few minutes to watch his incredible film.  And if you would like to share feedback with this amazing filmmaker, you can send it to

Here is the link 

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