I received this cross at a cancer patient/survivor retreat that I attended in September 2014, a week before my last chemotherapy treatment. The retreat was the first place, after my breast cancer diagnosis, that I felt I was surrounded by people who knew exactly what I was going through. I participated in different activities (such as the painting of an answered prayer cross) which gave me a break from focusing on my disease and treatment, and helped increase my hope. I felt love and support from extraordinary people, not just the brave participants but also the wonderful volunteers. This cross has been a reminder of the great experiences I had during the retreat.