Editor’s Note: This post was edited to include credit to the photographer.
The message, written in Portuguese, translates to “I had breast cancer and now I have Theo.”
This incredible, uncredited picture is all over the Internet. It showed up several times on my Facebook feed today and a quick search pulled it up on Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and several blogs. Comments on the various feeds suggest there’s some controversy. It’s amazing to me that this picture could do anything but inspire. There’s so much going on here that’s positive and joyful and beautiful.
A note on the photo: I’ve been searching all over the web for the name of this woman. I’m fairly certain she’s from Brazil as this has been posted on several Brazilian cancer-related websites but it’s unclear the original source. I found the image via Kicking Cancer With Care via Facebook.
Image courtesy of Iva Sa Para Mulheres