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.

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These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us hope.

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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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All in Perspective…

Coach Yow, who experienced the highs of being an Olympic gold medal basketball coach and the lows of fighting two bouts with breast cancer, always advised against “getting too high with the highs or too low with the lows.”  Shannon Miller calls it “keeping things in perspective.” As a U.S. Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics,

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Out Running Cancer…

“I couldn’t out run, out swim, or out ride cancer – it still found me.” Was Cindy’s comment about being diagnosed in 2014 with triple negative breast cancer. Cindy is a tri-athlete. For everything our heads tell us about cancer not discriminating, our hearts tell us a triathlete should be immune. Still the truth is,

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One More Step…

Imagine you are climbing Mt. Everest. You are at an elevation of 25,000 feet. You run out of oxygen. What do you do next? You take one step forward. You keep going. It is the only thing to do. Maybe it is a similar feeling when a person is diagnosed with cancer – terror. Maybe

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