Martha Turner, a twenty-year survivor, shared that the support and love that she received from family, friends, and physicians helped her gain strength and courage to make difficult decisions and move on with her life.
Martha Kaley’s life plan changed direction with her breast cancer diagnosis. Her journey led her to create a non-profit organization to generate funds for biological research to identify a better method to detect breast cancer. She shared a story about Matilda, her guardian angel, who told her "You have been given a chance to be here, now what are you going to do with it?" Martha believes that she was given a gift, clarity of purpose, through her experience with breast cancer. She was given this gift and never looked back.
Margaret Bertrand’s diagnosis impacted her practically, professionally, and spiritually. It forced her to face decisions and financial planning sooner than she expected. Being a solo business owner, single parent and cancer survivor, Margaret is able to contribute to others’ hope by sharing her experiences with diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Margaret’s strong presence of a greater being became undoubtingly recognized and because of this her world became brighter.
Lynn Smith shared that being a survivor of breast cancer has positively and negatively impacted her life. Unfortunately, Lynn, a surgeon, still experiences some chemotherapy side effects which have forced her to shift careers. On the other hand, Lynn’s support system from her family, her children’s school, community, church family, neighbors, and patients undoubtedly guided her through her battle.
Exposing Hope through Lynette Olifer, it became clear that there are some powerful numbers in her story. One. Six. and Eleven.
During Laura Lomax’s treatment, she received a great deal of support which she described as a supernatural kind of hope. Although cancer frightened her, she had confidence that God would assure her security.
Laura Brown is well acquainted with the impact of cancer. In her profession, she’s personally witnessed countless people who have experienced the life-changing impact of a cancer diagnosis. As a breast cancer survivor, Laura proclaims that she’s more aware and compassionate for others and their journeys with cancer.
Kim Kirkman’s diagnosis changed everything about her life. She no longer worries about the simplest things, like making sure the floor is swept every day. However, she does make sure she lives every day like it is her last by never missing the chance to say, “I love you” or not allowing fear to stop her from taking a chance.
Katrina Robinson views her diagnosis as an opportunity to reflect. Without a doubt, breast cancer, has taught her strength and humility.
Kathryn Gesse’s diagnosis has impacted her life significantly. Kathryn always tries to find the positive when times are tough and appreciates the little things more often. She mentioned that she has had the opportunity to be a resource to friends who have been diagnosed with cancer which is why she has never questioned the reason she was diagnosed.