Becky’s book, “The Hat That Saved My Life” was originally released in August of 2004 with a second edition in 2007. Becky was also a contributing author to several other books, including “Wise Women Speak,” and “How We Became Breast Cancer Thrivers.” She was quoted in the book, “Intimacy After Breast Cancer.” Her organization, Breast Friends, appears in “Chicken Soup for the Soul-Healthy Living Series-Breast Cancer.” Becky’s story has also appeared in numerous magazines, including “Woman’s World.”

The Hat That Saved My Life

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Within the opening pages of her first book, Becky Olson catapults the reader into a world that overcomes humanity’s greatest fears and desires. She makes us all realize that the world we live in is not about surviving — but about living. With tasteful wit and luminous insight, Olson weaves an intelligent, poignant and spellbinding story. Through her eyes and experiences, she helps us to remember the most important things in life: faith, love, family, courage and most of all — hope. From Part One: The Hat That Saved My Life; Part Two: Inspirations For You, The Survivor; and Part Three: Help For You, The Friend, Olson journeys through the gauntlet of friendship and loneliness, valor and self-doubt, laughter and disappointment, sickness and healing. Her meditative observations are bound to encourage readers for generations to come. Inspiring from the first few sentences, Olson’s melodic story hammers an emotional key that cannot fail to strike a chord within all of us.

This is a hard-back book with a dust cover and is available in its second printing. Take a minute or two to read a chapter for free.  

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“The Hat that Saved My Life should be required reading for those of us honored and privileged to share our patients’ journeys.” (Dr. Faddis bought several copies for his staff)

David M. Faddis M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgical Oncologist
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Corvallis, OR

“This is the best book I have found for connecting to the emotional pain that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis.”

Cynthia Sax, Survivor

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What Others Are Saying:

“The Hat That Saved my Life” has become a fixture on my night stand. I find nuggets of glorious inspiration every time I open the pages. Like watching a movie over and over, you always find something new. Becky’s heart wrenching story has helped me fight the darkness of my own struggle with cancer. She personifies courage and highlights how small changes can heal. Thank you Becky for helping me fly higher! My hat is off to you…!”

Heidi Marble
Author of “Waiting for Wings”
Vancouver, WA

“You had me laughing, crying and throwing my hand over my mouth in what you had to go through. You are soooo talented. You write very well and you absolutely make the reader “feel” what you are feeling.”

Mary Schwartz
Oregon Nurses Association

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