• “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

Reconstructing Reconciliation Day

nelsonOn 16 December Dr Roodt and a team of dedicated Groote Schuur staff made Reconciliation day a special day of reconstruction: offering life-saving surgery to 8 women needing mastectomies and reconstructive breast surgery for breast cancer, opening two theatres thanks to Project Flamingo funds that would have otherwise stood empty on this public holiday.

Special thanks to our wonderful nursing staff, general surgeons Drs Malherbe, Dedekind, Moydien and Roodt, plastic surgeons Drs Moodley, Potgieter and Darko and anaesthetists Drs Hoffmeyer, Daniels and Kahn.

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Wendy Scurr

Wendy Scurr

I was first diagnosed in 2003 and again in 2006. I went bald twice as a result of chemotherapy and underwent ...
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