Swing Cat Bounce Back
When her breast hurt, the doctor told her it was nothing.
A year later, a small, rock-sized lump sent Sabrina Weeks back to a doctor.
He found nothing.
She insisted on a mammogram and, when it was done, she was off on a journey of chemotherapy, radiation and hair loss.
She was fighting cancer.
Today, she’s a survivor.
She’s a survivor who lost her hair the day before her band, Swing Cat Bounce, headlined a gala at Thompson Rivers University.
So sick from the chemo she could barely stand, Sabrina stood in front of the mic and reminded her brain, her DNA, that she is a performer.
She needed to smile, to sing, to dance.
Sheer guts got her through.
She’s a survivor who turned to fake eyelashes when hers fell out. She’s a survivor who learned the value of acupuncture, breathing exercises, diet — and believing.
Believing she would win.
Now, Sabrina wants to give back with a Perfect Health Party, a concert that, once she’s paid for the venue, will generate a bit of cash for the Canadian Cancer Society.
There are many who helped her along the way.
There’s Mike, her partner in life and music. Her rock.
There are specialists who each brought their own talents to her trip, who helped her focus on her inner being and the health she wanted.
Many of them will take some time at the party to talk about their work for a few minutes.
There’s her band, guys who wanted to fret and hug, but who were told: Don’t treat me any differently.
Don’t let the cancer change us.
Music didn’t save her, but it fed her soul. Now, she wants to share it. It’s a party worth attending — if for no other reason than to celebrate life.
WHAT: Perfect Health Party
WHERE: Plaza Heritage Hotel, 405 Victoria St.
WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m.
TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door,
available at the Plaza front desk.