BeRana Divine wears a pair of teal and white ribbon-shaped earrings that are engraved with the word “Surviving.”
“It’s an acceptance,” Divine said. “It was a shock at first, then it went from shock to being flat, to a little anger, but now I’m at, ‘Let’s just get this over with.’”
Divine’s roller coaster of emotions began a little over a month ago when she received a call from her longtime gynecologist. He told her she had cancer.
“I just froze, and was like, ‘Are you freaking kidding me?’” Divine said. “But ultimately, you have to find a way to accept what you can’t change, because that is the key to your healing.”
Now the teal and white of her earrings represent cervical cancer awareness.