Rockport resident Maureen Egan created this piece, along with the artwork, as a collection of stories and images that describe her cancer experience four years ago. Maureen wrote her stories in the first person, present-tense to give a sense of immediacy, but please know that she is now cancer-free. She is in the final stages of production for her book, entitled ‘The Light From Here: A Breast Cancer Story in Images and Words’, which she hopes to publish later this year. Her art can be viewed at