Celebrating Life Decades After Breast Cancer: 40 Women Share Stories of Surviving Twenty to Fifty Years After Diagnosis

Beverly McKee, MSW, LCSW

Imagine the hope and comfort you will feel surrounded by forty inspiring breast cancer survivors as they share stories of celebrating life twenty, forty, even fifty years after diagnosis. You'll be welcomed into an inner circle of support as each woman shares her personal journey through breast cancer and insight about why she believes she has thrived for decades beyond diagnosis. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, family, friend, or part of an oncology team, this book will help quiet fear, calm anxiety, and offer the priceless gift of hope.

Beverly McKee, MSW, LCSW, is a mental health therapist and Stage III breast cancer survivor. She was inspired to compile this powerful collection of stories after planning a party set for October 17, 2052, exactly forty years in the future from the date of her own diagnosis.

You are invited to meet these unforgettable women during a worldwide book tour! For details and to learn how you can join an exclusive online book club visit www.BeverlyMcKee.com.

This book will:

  • Offer hope and insight into long-term survival after diagnosis to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer.
  • Provide real-life stories of long-term survival for oncology teams to share with their patients.
  • Dare you to consider how breast cancer or any other life challenge can be used as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Reassure you that you are not alone in your journey through breast cancer with stories of women who understand the fear that comes with diagnosis as well as how they have celebrated life throughout the decades.
  • Provide insight into how a positive attitude can transform your journey through any challenge in life.
  • Challenge you to explore your faith in God, self, and others and how that relationship has been impacted after a cancer diagnosis.
  • Encourage you to examine the way that you view statistics and to consider the possibility that you might be the exception when faced with overwhelming odds.
  • Offer suggestions to cope with cancer from women who have survived twenty to fifty years after their own breast cancer diagnosis.

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About the Author

Beverly McKee, MSW, LCSW

Beverly McKee, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed mental health therapist by training, writer at heart, and has an unbridled passion for empowering others to celebrate life, even in the midst of crisis. A dynamic, results-driven social service executive with more than two decades of leadership and public speaking experience, she has guided countless others through personal and professional challenges.

One random Wednesday afternoon, her life was boldly interrupted with news that would forever alter the landscape of her existence: Stage III breast cancer. Determined to use her diagnosis as a catalyst for positive change, Beverly founded Navigating the Storms, which leveraged her clinical skills, history of guiding others through crisis, and personal experience as a cancer survivor into that of an author, blogger, keynote speaker, and cancer advocate. Based on interviews with forty long-term breast cancer survivors, Beverly's new book, Celebrating Life Decades after Breast Cancer, offers hope and inspiration to her followers throughout the world. When Beverly's worldwide book tour kicks off in the fall of 2015, readers will have the opportunity to meet the inspiring survivors featured in the book, all of whom have survived breast cancer between twenty and fifty years. Beverly's writing has appeared in publications throughout the world, including The New York Times, Post Dispatch, Cancer Today, Faces of Inspiration, The Islander, Survivor Secrets, Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, and Cancer Treatment, earning her the 2014 Top Cancer Blog and Best in #Social Work awards. Named a "Portrait of Hope" by the American Cancer Society and a "Torchlighter" by the United Way, Beverly connects with her audiences on an emotional level, eliciting laughter, tears, and inspiration.

Cancer free today, Beverly's enthusiasm and appreciation for life are contagious. When not working, you may find her rescuing baby sea turtles, enjoying long walks through nature, or zip lining through the jungles of Belize (an adventure she embarked upon less than one year after radiation).

In an effort not to be outnumbered, Beverly and her husband Dan limit everything in their household to pairs: two amazing sons, Jack and Alex, two dogs, and two reptiles. The family splits their time beneath a canopy of trees in Missouri and the shell-covered beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida, where Beverly will host a party set far in the future. Mark your calendars for October 17, 2052, forty years to the day after her breast cancer diagnosis. You are officially invited to "Beverly's Forty-Year Survivor Celebration"!

Learn how you can meet Beverly on her worldwide book tour and connect with her on social media by visiting www.navigating.org.

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