• “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

Wendy Scurr

I began my journey with breast cancer a few days before I turned 37. An urgent mastectomy done on a Spring Saturday morning started me on a path I hadn’t planned to walk. I was grateful for meeting the most wonderful people at exactly the right time to support me in just the way I needed. My husband was the most important of these – sent to me just when I needed a soulmate. I underwent chemotherapy and radiation and emerged a stronger person. I decided to have a prophylactic mastectomy 3 years later – and although all tests showed there to be no tumour in sight – a small one was found, resulting in another course of chemotherapy.

It is now 12 years since I was first diagnosed. Breast cancer opened my eyes in many ways – and I now live my life with a very different focus. I have learned how to nurture myself and now value my life in a very different way.

My involvement with Project Flamingo offered me the opportunity to visit and support many breast cancer patients at GF Jooste hospital in Mannenberg and Groote Schuur Hospital. Being able to share my positive story with newly diagnosed women is a humbling experience and reminds me each time of the gift of life and a second chance.

Throughout my journey – I have learned how to “Trust the process” and I encourage all who read this to do just the same. Following your heart and making decisions that flow from it will result in an excitement that will bring only the most wonderful experiences to you and those with whom you share your lives.