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What Being a Survivor Means to 'The Pink Hulk', a Three-Time Cancer Survivor


Three-time cancer survivor and one-woman show writer and performer, Valerie David, sat down with CURE® to discuss life as a survivor.

Valerie David, writer and performer of the one-woman show “The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within” is a three-time cancer survivor — first non-Hodgkin lymphoma, then stage 2 breast cancer and, most recently, metastatic stage 4 breast cancer. David sat down with CURE® to discuss being your own superhero and what her survivor status means to her.

“Being a survivor, what that means to me is perseverance,” David said. “It’s having that inner superhero inside you to help you with any adversity in life.”

David currently has no evidence of disease, but worries about recurrence. Despite her anxiety over this potentiality, David said, “I’m going to live my life to the fullest. And that’s what being a survivor means. Not let anything stop you from doing what you want to do in your life… We don’t know what’s going to happen but we’re not going to let that stop us.”

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