Diamonds in the Snow: Rescuing the Senses in the Aftermath of Breast Cancer was written for women who battled breast cancer only to discover that the transition from patient to survivor can be just as challenging as managing treatment.
Diamonds suggests that renewed appreciation for what is at our fingertips, under our noses, on the tip of our tongues, within earshot and in plain sight could assist with recovery.
Following Maureen's battle with breast cancer, she wrote the Woman to Woman Guide to Prepare for Mastectomy and founded Necessities, Inc., a non-profit organization that offers the Necessities Bag - a tote of information and supplies to help women prepare for surgery and recovery at home. The bags are sponsored by donations and delivered to nurses and surgeons for their patients. www.necessitiesbag.org
Maureen is a compelling, down-to-earth professional public speaker and has addressed medical, business and community groups - large and small. She covers such topics as writing for your life and legacy, gardening, non-profit volunteerism, and fundraising strategies. She has a special relationship with mother/daugher groups seeking a role model with an inspiring story to share.