Cancer survivor goes viral after sharing photo of herself nursing her 10-day-old son after losing one breast to the disease Cancer survivor goes viral after sharing photo of herself nursing her 10-day-old son after losing one breast to the disease
A breast cancer survivor has gone viral after sharing this powerful photo that shows her breastfeeding her baby son while proudly displaying the scar... Cancer survivor goes viral after sharing photo of herself nursing her 10-day-old son after losing one breast to the disease

A breast cancer survivor has gone viral after sharing this powerful photo that shows her breastfeeding her baby son while proudly displaying the scar from her mastectomy.


32-year-old Bo Smith from Sugar Land, Texas, posted the powerful photo of her with 10-day-old son James on Facebook and wrote: ‘Never be ashamed of a scar’.

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. I can’t begin to explain how this feels everyday to be able to breastfeed my son, after losing one breast to cancer and being told I may not ever have this sweet boy in my arms. I am not ashamed of this body. This is what continues to remind me of how lucky I am to be here today. ”


In an interview with FEMAIL, Bo explained how she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, after discovering a lump in 2015.


She also revealed that her fiancé James Cofer, 34, had proposed to her just a month before, and they were making plans for their wedding before she was diagnosed.

‘I was devastated. My first words were, “My life is over. I will never be a mom,” she said.

‘I still remember sitting with my oncologist as she held my hand and explained that there was only a 40 per cent chance of living to five years, and feeling so drained and numb that I couldn’t even cry.’


Bo underwent chemotherapy treatment, before having a mastectomy of her left breast.

‘I opted to keep my right breast so that I may one day have a chance to breastfeed my future children,’ she explained.


Cancer survivor goes viral after sharing photo of herself nursing her 10-day-old son after losing one breast to the disease


After undergoing radiotherapy, she was told that she was in complete remission, but discovered the cancer treatment had affected her fertility.

‘Two years after treatments, I was cleared to try to get pregnant,’ she explained. ‘My doctor explained that we may have the best luck just going straight into IVF because of how my fertility was affected, but I wanted to try as naturally as possible in the beginning.’


According to her, she placed on a hormone therapy drug, letrozole, to help her conceive naturally. Three days before Christmas last year, she discovered that she was pregnant.

‘I woke up and took a test, expecting a negative. It was positive! I took about 50 more just to be sure,’ she said.


Cancer survivor goes viral after sharing photo of herself nursing her 10-day-old son after losing one breast to the disease


Describing how it felt to welcome baby son James into the world, she said: ‘I felt I would never be here today.

‘I watched friends pass away from the same disease I had. I watched women lose so much and I thought there was no hope, but hope always. It’s there. Keep faith.’


Explaining why she decided to post the picture on Facebook, she added: ‘I posted the image as a way to show that no matter what scars you hold, there are always ways to find a positive to them.

‘Yes, I lost my breast, but I still have my other one to feed my beautiful son. Scars are nothing more than a story of where you have been in your life, and you should be proud of them and yourself, for getting through whatever it was that got you them.’

Henry Okafor

  • Sade Squires

    2018-09-06 #1 Author

    this was so wonderful god is truly great.


    • Erica

      2018-10-22 #2 Author

      This is so amazing love how you keep faith!


    • Antonish Fagan

      2018-12-04 #3 Author

      A mothers love is everything😇 a very heart warming story


  • sierra

    2018-09-06 #4 Author

    breastfeedimg rocks i love it!


  • Johnnae Hopkins

    2018-09-06 #5 Author

    This is amazing !! Love it


  • Azariah

    2018-09-07 #6 Author

    Absolutely love the encouragement ❤️❤️


  • Lauryn

    2018-09-08 #7 Author

    Amazing women are amazing 💙


  • Bri

    2018-09-09 #8 Author

    Blessed I know it’s not easy keep pushing beautiful ❤️


  • Kyyla carter

    2018-09-10 #9 Author

    That is sooo beautiful that you are Still breastfeeding. I love it breastfeeding is great for your child.!


  • Kyneshia Bond

    2018-09-10 #10 Author

    This is such a beautiful story! A mother’s love ❤️


  • tasjae

    2018-09-10 #11 Author

    god is so good and makes anything happen


  • tasjae

    2018-09-10 #12 Author

    god is so good and can make anything happen


  • Danyi Leila

    2018-09-10 #13 Author

    Amazing. ❤️❤️❤️❤️


  • Alexis

    2018-09-10 #14 Author

    This is truly heartwarming and inspirational 😍


  • Gorata

    2018-09-10 #15 Author

    This is a testimony of God’s grace😍


  • LanLanMommy

    2018-09-10 #16 Author

    Such a beautiful story 😩❤️


  • Bethsaida

    2018-09-11 #17 Author

    Oh wow!!! Beautiful story.
    God didn’t bring you this far to abandon you. He can restore what is broken and change it into amazing. All you need is faith
    Thanks for sharing


  • Kago kegg Flloyd kgosiyame

    2018-09-11 #18 Author

    Wat an inspirational msg…indeed with god everything is possible…


  • Taya

    2018-09-14 #19 Author

    Very powerful. Congratulations mama❤️


  • marissa

    2018-09-14 #20 Author

    My aunt just found out she has breast cancer thiught it to be mastitis. After goung through your pain and tgen giving birth, i applaude you! It takes a strobg woman to endure breast cancer let alone have a child! Topping that off youre breast feeding, something i wasnt able to do.


  • shamika

    2018-09-14 #21 Author

    TWO huge blessings. Congratulations


  • Tyshika

    2018-09-15 #22 Author

    Very Blessed Congratulations


  • Herinder Kaur V.De Leon

    2018-09-16 #23 Author

    You are indeed a blessed mother! May God continue to bless you and shower you more liquid gold!😍


  • Farella

    2018-09-23 #24 Author

    Amazing❤️God is good 🙏🏼


  • Mercedes Pirtle

    2018-09-26 #25 Author

    This Is Beautiful


  • Leslie

    2018-09-28 #26 Author

    Wow, God Is Amazing, Yayyyyy for Breastfeeding!


  • Sabrina Soward

    2018-09-28 #27 Author

    What a blessing 😊


  • Brittnay

    2018-09-29 #28 Author

    I LOVE this testimony!! ❤️


  • Mel Denise

    2018-10-03 #29 Author

    This is awesome. Congratulations. My God continue to strengthen you.


  • Shaunta goldmas

    2018-10-07 #30 Author

    Reading this brought me life omg


  • Tamara

    2018-10-07 #31 Author

    Very priceless n beautiful😍😍


  • Yvonda johnson

    2018-10-09 #32 Author

    Prayers going up


  • Mercedes

    2018-10-10 #33 Author

    This is amazing 💛😩


  • Ariana Daniels

    2018-10-14 #35 Author

    This is beautiful she is so strong! 💕


  • Topaz Wall

    2018-10-15 #36 Author

    she is amazing . GOD bless her ♥️


  • Trixie

    2018-10-16 #37 Author

    Very powerful. Congratulations mama 💕


  • Shavon

    2018-10-16 #38 Author

    So Beautiful & Strong


  • Zierra

    2018-10-17 #39 Author

    Amazing how strong women are! Beautiful


  • Mary ann david

    2018-10-19 #40 Author

    God is so powerful..


  • Taeylor Carlton

    2018-10-19 #41 Author

    This is truly a miracle 💙💙 So happy for her!


  • Ciara

    2018-10-19 #42 Author

    It’s amazing how gods works this is beautiful she’s a very strong woman


  • Elaija

    2018-10-19 #43 Author

    Truly amazing 😍


  • Mechele Porter

    2018-10-20 #44 Author

    God is truly wonderful and amazing! What a blessing for this mom and family! Congratulations! #NeverBeAshamed #BreastfeedingLove


  • Jen

    2018-10-21 #45 Author

    God is good🙏 God bless ❤️


  • Fortunate

    2018-10-22 #46 Author

    We serve a living God,,, God has blessed you beyond measures


  • Dame Williford

    2018-10-23 #47 Author

    Strong Beautiful mother #CancerSurvior 💪


  • Tia

    2018-10-23 #48 Author

    This is true girl power!! Congratulations and best wishes to you mommy warrior 🤗🤗😘😍


  • paola soto

    2018-10-25 #49 Author

    This is so beautiful and inspirational ❤️❤️


  • Te Will

    2018-10-25 #50 Author

    Amazingly blessed ❤️


  • Tanisha W

    2018-10-25 #51 Author

    Nothing but God 🙌🏾


  • Drica

    2018-10-25 #52 Author

    This is a very beautiful story and a great way to motivate the ones who have cancer . True Girl Power 💪



    2018-10-26 #53 Author

    Congratulations good blessed you 💚


  • Destini brooks

    2018-10-26 #54 Author

    Such a strong brave woman


  • Malissa

    2018-10-27 #55 Author

    Truly amazing!!!!!😍


  • Shaniyah

    2018-10-28 #56 Author

    god will make a way out of no way ! praise god


  • DeeDee

    2018-11-02 #57 Author

    Wow this is incredibly Amazing! ❤️


  • Amanda Munro

    2018-11-07 #58 Author

    That’s amazing💙


  • Tyiesha

    2018-11-16 #59 Author

    Amazing, love it 🥰


  • Tiara Williams

    2018-11-24 #60 Author

    That’s a blessing ❤️ Welcome her little blessing such a strong women


  • Tray

    2018-12-02 #61 Author

    That’s very beautiful brought me to tears


  • Antonish Fagan

    2018-12-04 #62 Author

    Very touching and heart warming


  • Ebony Walton

    2018-12-07 #63 Author

    This is very beautiful brought me to tears


  • Myasia McCoy

    2018-12-07 #64 Author

    wow. 😭 this is awesome… women are truly amazing beings. may God bless her and that beautiful baby.


  • Sierra

    2018-12-20 #65 Author

    Mothers are truly blessing from God ❤️


  • Yashonti

    2018-12-27 #66 Author

    So beautiful!!! What a blessing!


  • Yie Young

    2018-12-29 #67 Author

    May God Bless Her and her baby.


  • Rhenn

    2019-01-07 #68 Author

    Wonderful story!


  • Jonee

    2019-01-12 #69 Author

    This is amazing!! Can’t nothing stop a mother!!💞💞


  • Shakira Fuentes

    2019-01-13 #70 Author

    Prayers going up


  • Masuzyo

    2019-01-13 #71 Author

    Wonderful story


  • Rashiaa

    2019-01-18 #72 Author

    You are Truly blessed ! Prayers for you and you family && Congratulation on your new bundle of joy


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