Bruised or Blessed?

Cancer2 Reckrey

About the Artwork

Patricia Reckrey

About the artist: 

Since childhood, Patricia Reckrey has used writing poetry and drawing as ways to process the mysteries and small miracles in her life. When her husband Fred developed cancer she used these same tools to make her way through this difficult journey. Patricia and Fred have a daughter, Dr. Jennifer Reckrey, who was one of the early contributors to Pulse.

About the artwork:

“Earlier this year my husband died of metastatic prostate cancer after a two-year journey with the disease. During this time I made a series of drawings depicting both the persistence of these crazy cancer cells and the moments of healing and peace that our family experienced as he was treated for the disease. I used quotations from others to focus my art on specific issues related to cancer.”

Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don’t forget to throw love at it.–Regina Brett

Visual Editor:

Justin Sanders

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