Speech to Text for Riding Beyond Introduces Survivors to Life After Breast Cancer
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ical treatment that follows a breast cancer diagnosis is guerling and overwhelming. but for many women it's only half the battle. riding beyond started less than a decade ago and since then the partnership between horse and survivor has allowed for healing for multiple women a healing that goes beyond their physical treatment. many cancer survivors face the same question following treatment "what now?" patricia millelelelele breast cancer survivor: "women recovering from breast cancer are in a bit of shock." that as the case for breast cancer survivor patricia miller until she found the riding beyond program. patricia miller/ breast cancer survivor: "i think most women are coming back around and being able to do some normal things and meet up with like- minded women holistically minded women much less the other survivors it's very normalizing." trish broersma is thedirctor of riding beyond in ashland. trish broersma/ director of riding beyond: "the women who come to our program experience butted-- a sense of returning to themselves tears are often a part for everyone . and the experience - they speak of having a sense of their larger story restored to them a sense of purpose in their lives." trish brings together her experience as a theraputic riding instructor and her many years of work in human development to create a program that enhances emotional healing through a partnership with horses. trish broersma/ director of riding beyond: "we use music, we use breath work, they connect to the horse and if they're able to get on the horse and ride the horse." debra sheetz/riding beyond volunteer: "it's almost like there is this energy between the two of them that creates a whole new experience that's meaningful to each woman." it not only impacts the survivors who find healing but also the volunteers who walk through the process with them. trish broersma/ director of riding beyond: "it's incredibly inspiring just to work with all these women not just our clients but the volunteers as well." the program is survivor: "you know other sort of support groups and my life." patricia miller/ breast cancer survivor: "it's very breast cancer survivor and is funded entirely by donations and ran soley by volunteers. if you would like to participate in the program either as a survivor or a volunteer or if you would simply like to donate to the cause you can visit our website kdrv.com. in ashland, alicia rubin, newswatch 12. newswatch 12 is going pink to rais last year in the united states because of breast cancer. more than 316-thousand women are diagnosed every year. watch newswatch 12 all month for important information about diagnosis and treatement, and hear from men and women like you who are dealing with the diagnosis. turning