In this inspiring list, Nancy Brier talks about some of the good parts about having a horrible disease like cancer. "Thankful? For cancer? Not really. But as Americans gather this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to share gifts I found scattered all over cancer’s path. For these treasures, I am grateful." Compassion "'Who’s Gail?' My husband asked, handing me another card from this incredible stranger in Flower Mound, Texas. A friend of my sister, she learned about my cancer and sent me many encouraging cards and gifts. I’m thankful for Gail and others like her who showed me the power of compassion, and I vow to pass that gift forward." - Nancy Brier Seventeen celebrities who went through breast cancer.