Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
That’s one mother. One daughter. One wife.
These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us HOPE
Kay Yow was many things. She was a leader. A champion on and off the court. A visionary. Perhaps above all, she was a generous soul. She found ways, big and small, to give of herself each day. Diagnosed with cancer in 1987, she lived a life of courage and inspiration over the next 22-years
In April 2018, Jen Hoverstad launched a blog called “Jenfluence” – a cute name with significant meaning. Realizing the influence she could have on those around her, it was to be a commentary on life. Her second post, “Healthy to Cancer in 3 Days,” served as an announcement that her life had changed. Her influence
There are lots of hard days in Patricia Harrison’s cancer survival story. Hard days loaded with challenging moments – it is a theme that sounds too familiar to all cancer survivors. Patricia was diagnosed on June 27, 2012 with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her kidneys. June 27 was one of those water shed days that served
For many cancer survivors, there is great encouragement in the idea of life after cancer. We often share the story of Kay Yow and point to the many accomplishments she lived after her initial diagnosis with breast cancer in 1987, including starting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund 20 years later. Her timeline always seems to give
How many women have said, “I never thought it would happen to me,” only to be rocked by an unforeseen cancer diagnosis? Too many. Far too many. Teresa Dunlap was never one of those women. She always thought she would get cancer. Maybe it was her background in clinical research—just too aware of the odds.
If it had been a decade earlier, things might have been very different. Kelly Werner was in the car with her son, age 3, when she got the call. Her worst fears were confirmed. It was cancer. She had been expecting the call, perhaps even the results, but nothing can prepare a person for the
Life and death situations are a daily occurrence for Jaime Cowie. She is a first responder. By definition, she is the calmest person in every room she enters. Daily occurrence or not, life and death is never routine. Especially when it is your own life that is in question. In April 2017, Jamie turned 40
Nikki Speer is a mother; a daughter; a granddaughter; a niece; a sister; a wife. She is like many women, she can be described by numerous meaningful relationships. Relationships she treasures. But there is one more descriptor that came as a result of Nikki’s relationships, she is a “pre-vivor.” She is one of an increasing