Tag: Stage 3

Listening…

A stage 3 uterine cancer survivor, Maureen Brown is used to listening to her body. She encourages others to do the same. Listening saved Maureen’s life. When she was initially diagnosed with uterine cancer, she elected (at her doctor’s advice) to have a radical hysterectomy, followed by rounds of chemotherapy. She opted out of radiation

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Month 2: Uniting People

In the days following a cancer diagnosis, getting a plan is paramount. Assembling a team of oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons that will determine the course to health is essential. These were the plans that consumed month one when Jen Hoverstad received her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, the plan was a great one. But

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Jen Hoverstad: Month 1

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

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A Decade of Difference…

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

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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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The Sound of Hope…

If you listen to Angel Elderkin’s heart, it likely sounds like the steady bounce of a basketball. She is a coach. Her players, her staff, are family. Basketball is life. The ball bounces. They say when you have a life-threatening experience, you see your life flash in front of your eyes. If that is the

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Shining Through…

Her voice is strong. It is the sort of strong that comes from a deep trust, a trust that is grounded in faith. But it is not just her voice that is strong. When she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in May 2017, Brenda Yates had the myriad of emotions that come with

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In All Things…

Coach Kay Yow was a visionary. She was the sort of person who had the ability to look into the future and see not just what could be possible, but what would be needed. As a person of deep faith, she knew the importance of giving thanks “in all things,” even cancer. She was thankful

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