Wink is a breast cancer memoir conveyed with light hearted humor and affection. It shares a journey of what happens when a routine baseline mammogram reveals suspicious calcifications that lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer. The author discloses nearly a year long process with multiple surgeries, alternative healing strategies and reconstruction which ignites both laughter and tears. More
At age forty-one Dawn Schiller begrudgingly had her first mammogram. Though she had no known family history of breast cancer her offspring would forever more depict a different story. While disease was familiar to her family, with her husband’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and her father’s struggles with lung cancer, Dawn’s journey through multiple surgeries, alternative healing strategies and reconstruction provides an obscure outlook of how to make lemonade when life give you lemons. By sharing the laughter and tears shed at stages ranging from a diagnosis to reconstruction Dawn opens her heart to those who have been touched by breast cancer either personally or by someone they know. Dawn conveys her experiences with light-hearted humor and affection through her role as a mother, a wife, a daughter and an evolving woman. This is a story of strength and growth.