Breast cancer survivors forge bond through dragon boat racing
Originally published in the Washington Post Local Living section. An alternate version was posted on shfwire.com.
The first time Gail Messier saw a dragon, she was lying on a thin, hard table in a hospital room. A machine hovered over her chest. It was huge and smooth and radiated over her body with an invisible heat that made her raw.
Chemotherapy, surgery and now radiation — her treatment hurt, but it was saving her life. It was like a dragon, she imagined. And she was a warrior, slaying her breast cancer with it.Read More »Breast cancer survivors forge bond through dragon boat racing