Breast Cancer Survivor's Footprints
An Artistic Journey
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Breast Cancer Awareness


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​My name is Aribel Del Carmen Leon Parris. I am a breast cancer survivor.

It was during a visit to the doctor's office when I became personally acquainted with breast cancer.  I will not deny the diagnosis felt like a death sentence.  I was engulfed under a wave of so many emotions and found myself at a loss for words.  I was completely clueless about breast cancer and was desperate for answers.  I did not know anyone who had undergone the experience.  I was in a daze.  It was like a bad dream...
Join me on an artful journey.
Cancer

It crept in slowly
undetected
and I knew not
a flower lay wilting
with its roots stricken
to dismember a part of me
from myself.
                              Aribel
​The first art exhibit was at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge First Anniversary celebration. It was also displayed at the Central Exchange Women's Organization and at a fundraiser sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Kansas City. Additional showings have included the Lawrence Art Center Gallery Shop and Healing Arts exhibition sponsored by the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

Speaking engagements have been extended at the "Its About Me," Breast Cancer Awareness Association in Junction City, Kansas [Gertie Williams is the Founder/Chair], the Pink Power Luncheon sponsored by the Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I was also given the opportunity to be featured in the Kansas State University Johnson  Cancer Research Center Conquest magazine; the Manhattan Mercury, and the Collegian ​newspapers.

I am grateful for the support from the various organizations and different forums that have enabled me to showcase the artwork. Special thanks to Ag Press; Kansas Small Business Development Center; J&C Imaging and Yearbox Calendars.

I also wish to specifically acknowledge and extend my appreciation to Marcia Locke, Public Relation & Outreach Coordinator, at the Johnson Cancer Research Center; Kristen Bruce, LMSW, Education and Grants Coordinator for the Mid-Kansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; the Breast Cancer Support Group in Manhattan, Kansas, and Wonder Wendy Graphics. I also would like to recognize the Breast Cancer Support Group in Osborne, Kansas. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey during Breast Cancer Awareness month (October 2014).

Breast Cancer Survivor's Footprints continues to be a work in progress. Thank you for your attentiveness in following this artistic journey as it evolves.


Acknowledgements
Psalm 30

"I will extol thee, O LORD; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD, my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."

                          Psalm 30:1, 14 
                          (King James Version)

Songs: Overwhelmed by Big Daddy Weave and God Your Reign- Lincoln Brewster on YouTube


The Wilting Flower
Psalm 30
In The Company Of My Sisters
Each year, during the month of October, we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness. 

We also celebrate the survivors as well as remember friends and loved ones who are no longer with us physically, but remain in our hearts and minds.

I pay tribute to their memory. Our individual experiences do not detract from our journey.

I hope you dance by Lee Ann Wormack and Hillsong United Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Lyric Video; Oceanos (Donde Mis Pies Pueden Fallar - Hillsong 
United
For the first time I understood what it felt like to walk in the valley of the shadow of death. 

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. Even though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me."


                           Psalm 23:1,4
                           (King James Version)

Songs: One Thing Remains, Kristian Stanfill (Radio Version); Touch Me Lord Jesus - Gospel Legends Volume 1 Margret Allison on YouTube
23rd Psalm Rendition
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The Rosebud

"The pathway that lies before me 
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."

                              Author: Unknown

Enjoy listening to:  "I Am Not Alone," Kari Jobe; The Maker & Starry Night, Christ August; I Don't Want to Go, Avalon; Where You Go I Go, Kim Walker-Smith Jesus Culture; Trust In You & O' Lord, Lauren Daigle on YouTube



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 P.O. Box 533, Manhattan, KS 66505-0533, aribel.leon@gmail.com

All artwork, poetry, calendar, video, and content are property of Breast Cancer Survivor's Footprints, Aribel Del Carmen 
Leon Parris.  Images and content cannot be reproduced for commercial or non-commercial  purposes without authorized written permission.
Credits given to individual artist and their work. All references noted where applicable.  
Breast Cancer Survivor's Footprints does not assume intellectual authority of cited sources.

Note: Subsequent video links will follow at viewers discretion on YouTube. Please feel free to view other individual survival stories relating to cancer awareness.  

Check out So Beautiful - Breast Cancer Awareness Music Video. I Need You to Survive, Hezekiah Walker



Quote:

"If you're struggling tonight, please know you're not alone. You matter very much. Don't give up." - Unknown

Reference songs: We Are Messengers - "Magnify;" Move (Keep Walkin'), Toby Mac; Overcomer, Madissa; Chain Breaker, Zach Williams; Jesus Will Fix, Lee Williams;  The Power of Your Name (with Darlene Zschech), Lincoln Brewster; Jesus I My Cross Have Taken - Enfield; & Majesty (Here I am) Delirious Live Concert on YouTube