• “I see no beginning, middle or end to you. Only boundless strength in your endless arms, the moon and sun in your eyes, your own brilliance scorching the universe.” 

    - Bhagavad Gita 
  • “Give up the drop and become the ocean.” 

    - Rumi 
  • ” How wonderful that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

    - Anne Frank 
  • “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” 

    - Elizabeth Edwards 
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny in comparison to what lies within us.” 

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” 

    - Victor Frankl 
  • “You can curse the darkness or you could be the one who lights a candle.” 

    - Anonymous 
  • “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

    - T.S Elliot 
  • “Cancer could be cruel and send me into misery, but instead it has been kind and has woven rather than unstitching. If it doesn’t let me feel joy without sadness, at least I am so much less likely to feel sadness without joy.” 

    - Jennifer Berger 
NPC Reg No 2007/002115/08

Esme Narun

My passion for sport and running in particular saw me taking part in the 2005 Landmarks Half
Marathon in Cape Town. During the race, I found myself in conversation with God. The message I
received was symbolic of a race – but it concerned my life. I heard clearly that my life would have ups and downs but I would have friends to guide and nourish my soul – just like in a race.

Two weeks later, after going for a second opinion, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent surgery and radiation treatment and found myself dealing with it in a “head space” only.

Only once my treatment was finished did I realise that I had pushed away those closest to me in my attempt to get through everything. I found myself in a lonely and dark space.

One Sunday afternoon I glimpsed up at the TV to see a brief documentary clip about the amaBele
Belles recent trip to Singapore. That inspired me to join the Belles who gave me the acceptance I needed which, in turn, helped me to work through the acceptance of my breast cancer.

Having had breast cancer has brought me countless blessings for which I am truly grateful.

My decision to join Project Flamingo was prompted by something that Martin Poole said on many
occasions: “If not me, then who? If not now, then when?” I realised that I was being led to share my story with others and in doing so it has deepened my own experience of life. Being in a
position to give back to others has brought healing to both mind and soul and I get to have fun doing it.

I am the quiet, serious one of the group, by the way ☺