Survivor Stories

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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

Back to Normal

We know that life changes and “normal” is lost when the word “cancer” is introduced. Afterall, hearing about cancer and knowing cancer personally are two totally different matters. Maybe one of the worst parts about knowing cancer is not knowing when things will become normal again. Danielle O’Banion is a coach. She is also a

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A Lot to Live For…

Michelle Fladung has a three-year-old granddaughter. She looks forward to watching her go to her first day of kindergarten. She looks forward to a lot of future milestones for her granddaughter – milestones she plans to see in person. As Michelle says, “I have a lot to live for.” “A lot to live for” is

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Quality of Life…

Pam and Richard Sykes value quality of life. For four decades of young men, they were quality of life. We talk a lot about the importance of raising money for cancer research. Yes, it is very important. In fact, it is critical to being able to eventually eliminate cancer. Without money for research, cancer will

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The Next Day…

Life is so often a story of contrasting moments. Contrasting emotions. The highs in stark contrast to the lows. When it comes to cancer, each day can be its own microcosm of the full emotional spectrum. Some days start with challenges; all days require hope. Jeanne Frazer has experienced the cancer rollercoaster in full force.

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Unedited…

It might seem like a simple thing. Perhaps even an easy thing. When you break it down, it is not simple or easy, but it is so important. “Please don’t edit for me.” That was Kathy Brawn’s biggest request of her group of 18-22-year-old soccer players at Colgate University. Kathy is a coach. Her sport

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Survivor Strong…

Sometimes the hardest thing about being strong, is being weak. That was the case for Rachelle Jones. Rachelle is one of those strong people. She defines herself in many ways. Christian. Mother of two. Collegiate women’s basketball official. Former athlete. Picture of health. Super woman. Cancer survivor. But never weak. Always strong. When she found

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Beginning to End

We live in a result-driven society. A society that values test scores, win/loss columns, box scores, bottom lines. Results. Maybe that is why so much of our time is spent thinking about endings. How many times have we heard “what is the end result?” or the “end game.” The end is when we get the

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The Disease of the People

Denise Brooks had never been sick in her life. Not even the flu. So when she felt the lump in March 2016, she did what most otherwise healthy people would do. She did nothing. It could not be a big deal. “Big deals” don’t happen to healthy people. Big deals happen to other people. Unalarmed,

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