Komen in the News
Please enjoy this link to the Austin American Statesman which showcases a program called Casting for Recovery. I was privileged to attend this year’s 2nd Annual Casting for Recovery retreat at Joshua Creek Ranch near Boerne, Texas. My sponsors were the attendees of last year’s group – The First Fourteen – which made my going even more meaningful to me. The photos record the highlight of the retreat when each survivor had her individual flyfishing guide manuever Joshua Creek in search of trout, sunfish, bass and anything else that would fancy a bug. Attendees, who were in all stages of recovery and flyfishing experience, not only learned how to tie flies and use them, but also how to “think like a fish”, how to cast, how to deal with lingering survivor issues such as lymphedema and neuropathy, and how to ask hard questions regarding their breast cancer journeys – or not. What was a requirement, however, was to have fun, to laugh, to enjoy each other, to rest, to be blessed by the generous staff as well as the Texas Hill Country waking up to Spring. And that we did – often and with gusto. I came away filled with gratitude for survival, yes, but also for life itself in all of its rich abundance, grace, fun, courage and beauty. Enjoy.
Until there’s a cure… – Emily Sharp
Austin Statesman – Monday, May 8,2006
Casting for Recovery Story