Thursday, October 1, 2009

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a very important time of year for

Breast cancer hit very close to home several years back. We saw, first hand, how this unforgiving disease can beat a person up. We then saw an even stronger person defeat this disease. We at have stood behind this cause 100%. We want to extend a very special poem to you called "God Heals."

God Heals

Remember when you heard the words -
and your mind went blank - you were in another world
God heals
Remember in your darkest hours -
when all that surrounds you is pain and sorrow
God heals
Remember friends' prayers - your family's encouragement
- glimmers of hope from everyday angels
God heals can hear Him now -
always there - yet never this close
God heals
It's just another day -
yet everything has changed - and you hear yourself say
God heals
Birds are singing -
the sky is a beautiful blue - flowers are blooming...
God heals
Truths that you knew as a child -
awakened again with new understanding
God heals
Remember when others can't -
that life is a gift - each day to treasure
God Has Healed

(Example of optional closing)
Laura, this poem comes to you with all our love and support
Love, Joe, Maria, and Kenny

The poem "God Heals" was written by one of the owners of, a breast cancer survivor who openly and honestly recounts her thoughts and emotions upon learning of her illness as well as living with the day to day reality of it. The recurring message of God's healing power serves as an inspiration to anyone experiencing a crisis in his or her life. The poem's author continues to see each day as a gift and truly believes that "God Has Healed."

All profits from the sale of the Poetry Gift "God Heals" will be donated to the Dr. Richard G. and Carol Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital located in Park Ridge, Illinois in order to help women who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Caldwell Breast Center is a cutting edge leader in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center provides a multidisciplinary approach of medical and surgical specialists plus state-of-the-art equipment in one convenient place.

The Breast Center was recently renovated and expanded to three times the original space. The Caldwell Breast Center's goal is to provide a definitive diagnosis within one week of service. The additional space will help achieve that goal by bringing together specialists in a variety of disciplines including medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics and social services.

Lutheran General Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, based in Oakbrook, Illinois, which has been ranked as one of the nation's top health care systems for the past three years.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful poem and so much truth behind it. My father passed away from cancer last year, it's a terrible thing to watch somebody you love battle this disease.. but, none-the-less God certainly does heal :)
    Thank you for sharing this encouraging poem.