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Relationships     Breast Cancer

It's a topic that every breast cancer patient has thought about or perhaps whispered  about, privately.  How are intimate relationships affected when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer?

 

Through my work with COMPASSIONATE HANDS AND HEARTS BREAST CANCER OUTREACH, I've heard countless stories from women who watched their marriages fall apart, while they were in the fight for their lives.  They survived.  Their relationships did not.

 

Now brave breast cancer survivors bring those private whispers to light and come forward to share their stories of how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affected their relationships.  What they have to say is bold, frank and in some cases, heartbreaking.

 

Why do these marriages break under the strain, while others thrive in these trying circumstances?  And what lessons can other couples learn as they walk through the breast cancer journey.  We are STARTING THE CONVERSATION.

 

 

 

Vanessa Echols

Co-Producer/Co-Writer

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Special

Thanks

We are grateful for the generous support we received while working on this project.  It was definitely a team effort.  While we were working on this project, we encountered so many people who believe this is an important and compelling topic to discuss, and offered to help in any way they could.  We could not have done this without them.

 

Thank you to:

The women and men who were courageous enough to share their stories with us.

Photographers and audio technician from Full Sail University

Photographers from My Christian Films

Park Square Homes for providing a shoot location

COMPASSIONATE HANDS AND HEARTS BREAST CANCER OUTREACH, where we first met some of the brave warriors who appeared in this project

 

And to everyone who supported us when this was just an idea, THANK YOU !

VANESSA ECHOLS AND KEITH WATKINS

PRODUCERS/WRITERS

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Vanessa Echols

Keith Watkins

Writer Producer

Producer Editor