Make It A Splendid Week: National Cancer Survivor Month

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The month of June marks National Cancer Survivor Month, celebrating all who have fought the disease and those who are currently in treatment. This week’s edition of Make It A Splendid Week features a piece of art by a Periwinkle Long Term Survivor and a creative writing piece by an artist looking forward to ringing the bell to mark the beginning of survivorship! Make It A Splendid Week!

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Life in a Vortex
Juan, age 22
This is dedicated to Vanessa, who allowed me to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Ringing the Bell!

I can’t wait. I wish I could ring the bell right now, but I have to wait. I’m ringing the bell because I’m done with cancer! That feels good. My port even got cut off a long time ago.

Every single doctor will make a bridge with their arms. Two people will stand together and touch their fingers together, like a triangle. They’ll show me the way, and I’ll walk through it and find the bell. Then I’ll jump up and ring it! I saw a video of it, so that’s how I know.
Tommy, age 6

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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