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We feel very strongly about the powerful message in this post, as it illustrates the importance of being checked regularly for any kind of cancer and taking care of one’s self. We believe the message below is a positive one that needs to be shared with a wide audience, as it is a brave telling of a survivor’s story. We at Positively Positive know that painful and unexpected things happen on a daily basis, but our focus has always been on the testimonies, such as this one, that remind our readers of the strength to persevere and overcome adversity that lives in each and every one of us. We have supplied a link to the image at the end of this post.
Cancer is a thief. Untreated, most types of cancer will kill you. It will steal your health and, generally, your spirit. Here sits a woman, Yulady Saluti, who refused to fall prey. Instead of allowing cancer to take from her, she took from it.
Captured by Robert Sturman in the photograph below (CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW), Yulady’s poise and grace shine like the sun. Yulady is a mother of six, loving wife, and yoga teacher. Although cancer took her breasts and multiple lymph nodes from her right arm, she refused to allow it to take anything more. Instead, Yulady has been campaigning to educate women about her experience. She has touched thousands of women, imploring them to “check their tatas!”
The powerful images of mixed-media artist Robert Sturman have a vivid presence that is both other-worldly and deeply rooted in the earthly wonders he has explored so adventurously in his global travels. A spiritual journeyer as well, Sturman is an intuitive creator whose works resonate with an inner vision as much as they reach out to embrace the viewer with tactile, richly hued physicality. The official visual artist of 2005’s 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Sturman has formal training as a painter and photographer and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For more on Robert and his art, please visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.