There are people, who after being diagnosed of cancer refused to cocoon themselves with misery and decided to battle it out. Leena Joseph, Megha Kuriakose, Shirley Santhosh, Preetha Menon & Yogi Salin- these women stand proof to J.R.R.Tolkien’s words- “Great heart will not be denied”. They attributed their victory over the ordeal to a downright will to live and an unflinching family support. Talking about their battle, they laid constant emphasis on how ‘coming out’ was not just important but vital. Teaching the people to address the sufferer with empathy and normalcy is the need of the hour. They feel it is the attitude that gets you first and it is imperative to keep it positive.