Stepmom Michele Mitchell Submits Art to Support Kachin Strong
Stepmom, Michele Mitchell submission to Lilly Oncology on Canvas. Here is the Narrative I submitted: Hope we win first prize for the foundation! In 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer while my husband was dying. After burying him, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy followed. I am still in my recovery process. I give back to the healthcare system that helped me. Cancer taught me to be “in the moment”, to appreciate relationships and the beauty that surrounds me. “Renewal” on the shores of Lake Michigan illustrates that feeling. In 2011, I reunited with my step-daughter. She lost her battle with Lymphoma in 2013. After her death, we created a foundation in her honor. My step-daughter was never able to enjoy her recovery. This painting of me is also for her. My goal is to appreciate, be “in the moment”, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds me.