Simon Chaitowitz shares her personal story about living with cancer and allowing herself to play the cancer card . . .
EXCERPT: “So no, I’m not pretending that cancer isn’t horrible. But the Big C does have one little perk that doesn’t get publicized much. And I’d like to make sure that cancer ‘survivors’ don’t guilt-trip themselves out of using it. (Like yours truly, until recently.)”
ABOUT SIMON CHAITOWITZ
Simon Chaitowitz was a writer and two-time cancer survivor living and working in Washington, D.C. As much as she disliked the word “survivor,” she admitted it could be useful. Simon passed away in 2009, less than one year after contributing her story to Dare to be Fabulous (when it was a website; not yet a book). She died from a blood disorder caused by the treatment she underwent for breast cancer.