My Blue Dots Story

How it all began…

 
Sue_OrnamentWhen those dreaded words “Yes Sue, it is cancer’ she was in shock and disbelief. Thus, as a writer, she wrote about this experience and in her first book. Moving On (before and after cancer). It is a journal of her journey through her cancer experience. It is written, and recorded in rhyme, and is a personal account of the fears, the thoughts, and anxieties that many cancer patients encounter during their cancer experience. She also writes about My Blue Dots. These blue dots are the tattoos that were placed on her body to serve as markers for the radiation beams during the treatments.

When she finished these treatments she wondered what she could do? How could she put a period at the end of this chapter in her life? How can she honor others who have also gone through this experience? For a period of eight weeks she had to go to the hospital every day for treatments. Every day she saw the same faces, talked with the same people, and saw the toil this procedure took on so many. She wondered, what could she do at the end of this ordeal to say, “I honor you and what you have been through?”

Placed in her heart was the concept of a beautiful blue dot ornament to HONOR those who have gone through this experience. It would also INFORM others of what the blue dots are. The proceeds from this project she would GIVE back to cancer research and cancer organizations to meet their various needs. Thus, My Blue Dots and the blue dot ornaments became a reality.

The ornaments are all hand blown-clear glass with cobalt blue dots. Each ornament is one of a kind made in the USA—-as each of us are unique and one of a kind. The purpose of the Blue Dots ornament is to HONOR an individual who has gone through the radiation treatment process. This beautiful gift puts a period on that chapter of their life.

May these My Blue Dots ornaments not only honor those who wear the blue dots but also stand as a symbol of a world that is cancer free.

Sue McCollum

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My Blue Dots: One woman’s journey on the road to curing cancer in her lifetime

 
 
 
 
Moving On

Moving On…
before and after cancer

 
 
Blue Dot Ornament

Blue Dot Ornament
The purpose of the Blue Dots
ornament is to HONOR an individual
who has gone through the radiation
treatment process.