Dear Cancer,  I hate you. I hate everything you stand for. I hate that you have the power and control to hurt the people I love. I hate that you've caused me so much heartache. You linger like an unknown shadow in the back of every...

I am praising God because the Lord has given me a new song. God is faithful and his grace and mercy endures forever. Over the past months, the difficulties of life dwelled at my door– I was stroked with a life-threatening situation. The thought of dealing with...

When I was diagnosed with Stage II Invasive Breast Cancer in March 2012, I didn’t get mad.  I didn’t even get mad when I found out I had to have a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation.  Now, to be honest when I found that information...

In the fall of 2011 I got a piercing pain in my left breast and during a physical a few weeks later my Dr. discovered a lump. So off to mammogram and when the radiologist came in to do the ultra sound himself I already...

I have always said, if we all had "our story" written on our chest for others to read, we would all be more kind, more understanding, more compassionate and less judgemental. So lets just do that without knowing the story, because words are powerful and have...

You can say he saved her life.  He persisted she get checked again and she really didn’t want to because she was just there, just had the mammogram done and the Dr. said, “everything is fine, see you in two years”.  So, in reality, her...

She walked past the oncology sign not noticing the direction the arrow was pointing and not realizing it was the very same direction they were headed.   She walked past several kids who had no hair, she looked at them and they looked back at her...

She was simply enjoying a meal in the Oberor Hotel’s Tiffin Restaurant when two young men armed with AK-47’s began shooting. The date was November 26, 2008. Linda Ragsdale was on a meditation retreat. It was a time of learning, renewing and finding the treasured space of inner...

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...