Susie Lindau’s latest wild ride is one she never planned on. Diagnosed with breast cancer this past April, she announced her news to the world on May 18. Today she underwent a double mastectomy. You can read about it in her own words here. I send her strength and solidarity in the coming weeks. I know by her attitude that she will find the implant process one of the most amazing art projects she will ever work on. For now though, send her your kindest thoughts and strength. My fingers are crossed that the cancer was contained in her breasts. I know many who have not had that good fortune and the tough road that follows.
I wish Susie were the only woman I knew this month who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is in fact the third. I don’t know if it is my age or that I am suddenly so painfully aware of the disease myself after my own journey. I do know we need to do something and a pink ribbon isn’t the answer. One of the foundations I like is run by Dr. Susan Love and you can donate to her research here.