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...

Small town Ohio, March of 1987, married with two sons and working as an elementary school counselor. I felt the lump as I showered.  Mastectomy and 7 mo. of chemotherapy.   --tried desperately to keep working but lacked physical strength and stamina. Chemo had messed with...

I have learned to accept people. People I know - who I thought would be by my side 100% of the way and then they disappeared - was it fear of the unknown or what they have known others to go through...

"Life is the journey", cancer is a bump in the road of life. Cancer does not discriminate against us nor define us, it is a part of us. We are "Turtle Angels", slow and steady. My husband and I have two boys with Hemophilia, a...

Breast cancer taught me that I wasn't powerless and there were ways I could empower myself to make a difference in my own healing experience. It taught me get clear within myself what my priorities were and to make decisions that aligned with my top...

My husband & I had been married for 4 years, and were relishing being new parents. Our son, who was perfect in every way, was just 9 months old. We thought we had our whole lives in front of us. Then came the diagnosis: Breast...

You’re asking yourself how can it be a gift? Being diagnosed with this sometimes deadley disease became my gift for me, my family, my friends and everyone else that was with me along my journey. Let’s go back to the summer of 2010. This was the...

I lost my breasts but have gained perspective or at least a glimpse of what was missing before the clarity of cancer entered my life. The effects of this experience are much deeper than the 6" scar across my chest. Perspective for me was gifted in...

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had a lumpectomy and radiation and regular visits with my Oncologist.  Being diagnosed and treated was two different animals that has defined my life, my view on life, and my today’s’ action in living life...

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. ~ Bertrand Russell Have you ever experienced such intense sadness that you couldn’t imagine ever feeling hopeful again? Maybe, like me, you once stood in the corner at a New Year’s Eve party you wished you’d skipped. As you watched your...