Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Debbie’s Story


three-ladiesThree Ladies – by Debbie Thompson

Debbie grew up surrounded by colour and art. Her grandfather was a prolific artist and passed on his knowledge and love of colour and painting to her.


Debbie only started painting later on in life at 40, when encouraged by friends to take up painting lessons to further her creative skills. She is a busy mother of three children and enjoys balancing her responsibilities of work, children and her hobbies.

Debbie knows the challenges that women face when dealing with cancer, particularly when diagnosed at an early age. One of her closest friends, a single mother of three children, was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age 35. She has helped her friend through the many challenges of her journey dealing and overcoming breast cancer. Her friend is currently in remission and is enjoying every moment she has with her children.

This painting depicts three friends getting ready to go out together. The waiting symbolises taking on all the challenges that face us every day, contemplating the issues and then dealing with them especially with the strong bond of friendship and then moving forward to a better place with more wisdom, acceptance and love.

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