I was on my last week of radiation when I met Bivi and her team from FBT. I told her no at first, I said to save it for another patient since I was On my last week of treatment, But Bivi insisted and wouldn’t let me leave without making a bracelet. For this, I’m eternally grateful!!! It meant so much, even being at the of my treatment, I had been through 16 chemotherapy treatments followed by 33 radiation sessions. So I was also dealing with a little bit of neuropathy, and I found that making the bracelet was making me use my fingers, and in such a positive way. Bivi got my email and phone number and had invited me to a photo session with other survivors, again I was hesitant. But Bivi assured me that I was beautiful even when I was bald. Thinking back to sitting there making that bracelet that day, I was badly burned where I was receiving my treatment, but I was so relaxed and not thinking of being in pain while making it. This is wonderful, I can only imagine being in an infusion center making a bracelet to pass the time, take you to a happy place .... this is exactly what it did for me. I’m so thankful for Bivi and this amazing organization, I have been in a couple of photo shoots , which again took me out of my comfort zone, but made me feel beautiful at a time when I didn’t feel like it. I was also in the fashion show with other beautiful survivors, such a gratifying experience. My hope is to volunteer with this organization and give back what was given to me .
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