I have continuously suffered with infertility but through it all we have only been able to have Rayna, our rainbow baby. It has taken me a very long time to be able to tell our story, but it is ours and even though it is rough...

We all face challenges, but without resources, I wouldn’t be where I am today. These organizations all exposed me at a young age to others who faced similar challenges. They helped me discover and understand my own limits, helped teach me compassion for others and...

The past 2 years have been ones of refinement, change, and emotional ups and downs. Taking my mother in to live with me after my father's death has been an adjustment, but one that I strive to express God’s love and servitude through. Then, I...

I'm the kind of outgoing person who is full of energy and loves sports so much, especially swimming. But when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, my whole life changed. I felt I was drowning in a deep ocean and felt so alone...

There is a story about an ancient Buddhist village that worshiped a golden Buddha statue when they learned about an invading army nearing their village. To protect their golden Buddha, the worshippers covered their statue with mud and fled. Invading soldiers entered the village and...

I am Laura Mac Jeffers and I’m 46 years young. I’m a 2-year breast cancer survivor. In the words of Dolly Parton, “it costs a lot to look this cheap!” My story is a success story as I, like many survivors, tend to regard it...

I was only 6 years old, and it was hard to think about such things. I had never heard the word before, and I had no idea what it meant. When she lost her hair, and we saw she was in pain, my sister and...

On every Friday night, the complications of life slowed down at the packed to capacity Kijiji’s Coffee Shop on Jefferson Street. Poetry turned the stressful juggling of business, family, health, dating and everyday survival into a magical place where words and feelings sprung uninhibited from...

I’m a 23-year breast cancer survivor, retired Texan, high school teacher, wife, mother of 2 wonderful adult kids and Nana to two precious grandchildren.  I am also the Founder of Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc. The BCIEA serves low-income communities in Texas and...