Survivor Stories

#POWERofONE

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

The True Wins of Play4Kay…

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

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Pre-viving…

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

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One Win at a Time…

There are a lot of ways to give strength. We live in a country blessed with heroes. Blessed with people who, in the circumstances of their lives, find ways to give to others. Erica Jones is one of those blessings. She is a person who, in grave circumstances, found a way to serve. Erica was

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Never Give Up…

Three months after she won her battle with triple negative breast cancer, Catherine Edmonds was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Thankfully, Catherine is an overachiever who is accustomed to raising above, one upping the challenge, and moving forward. As an eighth grader, she flunked math. Thanks to a teacher who saw her potential in high school

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Living Through Cancer…

As an organization, we try to avoid speaking on behalf of Kay Yow. Perhaps it is because we lack adequate words. Perhaps it is because her life, more than her words, spoke for itself. And then there are amazing women, like Dawn Calhoun, with whom Coach Yow would be so very happy to share her

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Timing is Everything…

When Connie Bowen faced the loss of a 20-year career with a great company in June 2015, it was hard for her to imagine what the next 20 years might look like. Little did she know what a blessing would be placed before her, during the next 2 years. Connie approached the loss of her

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Healing Will Come…

There are a lot of things about Letisha Perry’s story that could have gone very wrong. She was thirty years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. It would be another 10 years before any “routine” mammogram would be on her calendar – but, as it turns out she did not have 10

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Still Waters…

It is not the first drop in the bucket that makes it overflow. Life can work in a very similar way. The pieces may be manageable, but the totality is much more difficult. Michelle Henderson was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2016. She had always been the strong one in her family.  She cried

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