Pamela Davis

Age: Adult
Association: Survivor
Region: New York
Cancer: Breast
Written by Pamela Davis

"My advice for cancer patients is to stay as aware as possible about what is happening to your body, ask questions, follow up and prepare to be your own advocate if necessary."

I’m a technology educator and started bringing my Lego robots to Gilda’s Club Westchester while I was recovering from treatment for breast cancer in 2016. That has lead to me using robotics and mindfulness to help kids cope with trauma in and outside of the cancer community. As an unmarried, childless adult nearing middle age I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through treatment alone. It turns out I had an existing support system that I didn’t know I had and through organizations like Gilda’s Club I gained new lifelong friends. I was so grateful I began to give back and now lead an organization, Wellbotics, that helps kids cope with the impact of cancer and other trauma through making, coding and robotics. My advice for cancer patients is to stay as aware as possible about what is happening to your body, ask questions, follow up and prepare to be your own advocate if necessary.