Using art as a way to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis

2:45 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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SOUTH BRISTOL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- We all have different ways of coping with difficult times. For Sally Loughridge, her outlet was painting.

Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.  She needed surgery and radiology.

It was a scary and vulnerable time for Sally, but she had always relied on art to get through her emotions.  So, in the midst of getting tattoed, lasered, and poked, she bought 33 canvases - decided to paint her way through each day of radiation.

She did the paintings as a way to cope with her feelings, not to sell them, but the collection is now in a book called "Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment," offered through the American Cancer Society, meant to help those going through the same thing.

If you'd like to learn more about Sally's art, check out her website.


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