Archive for March, 2010

Jaimie Mattes Shares His ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing colon cancer ‘Survivor’, Jaimie Mattes. This is one of the most honest and powerful ‘voices’ you will ever hear in regards to someone opening up raw about their journey into ‘Survivorship’ before and after diagnosis. Jaimie doesn’t pull any punches and he tells his story [...]


“My Voice” by Jaimie Mattes

"My Voice" by Jaimie Mattes

It’s February 1993, I am in my senior year of college and I started my first job as a Hotel Sales and Catering Manager across from campus and I started to have irregular bowel movements within a couple of weeks of starting the job.  I attributed it to the stress of the new job and [...]


Dr. Paul Nottoli Shares His ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a super athlete, man of deep faith and an all around amazing ‘Survivor’, Dr. Paul Nottoli. Paul’s journey into ‘Survivorship’ began as a child after he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and to this day he lives and breathes what ‘Survivorship’ is all about. If [...]


“My Voice” by Dr. Paul Nottoli

"My Voice" by Dr. Paul Nottoli

Diagnosis: On Oct 1, 1986 at the age of 4 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  I had been getting sick off and on for a few weeks and bruising easily but I would recover and just be a pretty normal kid.  My parents knew something was wrong but weren’t exactly sure.  We [...]


Paula Shelton Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today an amazing ‘Survivor’, Paula Shelton, shares her ‘voice’ in an incredibly honest and detailed way. She opens up and takes us on her journey into her own ‘Survivorship’ after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her ‘voice’ is one that will definitely touch you and give us all a deeper understanding of what ‘Survivorship’ is [...]


“My Voice” by Paula Shelton

"My Voice" by Paula Shelton

First, I never ever thought I would be here or that I would be a “survivor”.  I always do the Susan Komen runs each year and send money in to support the Livestrong foundation and I even wear my yellow band…
But last February, February 26th to be exact was when my life changed.  That was [...]


Jessica Rodgers Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Jessica Rodgers Shares Her 'Voice' in the 'Written Word'

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing osteosarcoma ‘Survivor’, Jessica Rodgers. Her story is truly an amazing one. She shares her ‘voice’ in a very honest and non-sugar coated way where she talks about her fears, doctors and all that she went through on her road to ‘Survivorship’. She is truly one [...]


“My Voice” by Jessica Rodgers

"My Voice" by Jessica Rodgers

In May of 2006, I graduated college with my Master of Arts in Teaching.  I was ready to get into the real world of teaching, move out on my own, and begin my new adult life.   Little did I know, a month later, the future I had mapped out was about to take a huge [...]


Diane Martin Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing ‘Survivor’ from England, Diane Martin. Diane is not only a ‘Survivor’ but a multi-time ‘Co-Survivor’ with a story of strength, courage, honesty and bravery. She is a great friend of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and to have her share her ‘voice’ today in the [...]


“My Voice” by Diane Martin

"My Voice" by Diane Martin

I WANT TO REALLY LIVE BEFORE I DIE
My Nan and Granddad Christmas had three sets of twins, with my mother being a twin, she met my father who was also a twin they had me and my twin sister Kathy. Within my mother’s family aunties, uncles and cousins there has been 7 types of cancer [...]


Lynn Lane and Nick O’Hara Smith Have a ‘Conversation’ Today!

Lynn Lane and Nick O'Hara Smith Have a 'Conversation' Today!

Today, Lynn Lane, the executive director/founder of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and a ‘Survivor’ himself sits down for a video ‘Conversation’ with a great friend, Nick O’Hara Smith of the United Kingdom, who is a fellow ‘Survivor’, strong advocate and all around amazing guy. Nick and Lynn met at the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit [...]


Aalia Bleibel Shares Her ‘Voice’ Today in the ‘Written Word’

Today is a very special day for us because our friend Aalia Bleibel has shared her ‘voice’ with the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” in the ‘Written Word’. Aalia is a strong Muslim woman deeply committed to her own ‘Survivorship’ and shares her journey with us in her own unique way. She is an esophageal and [...]


“My Voice” by Aalia Bleibel

"My Voice" by Aalia Bleibel

My grandmother was this amazing woman that worked, cooked dinner for my grandfather daily, and maintained an immaculately clean home. There were no acceptable excuses for not performing these duties as a wife and a mother.  I did not see her raise her children of course, but I have family photos of my mother and [...]


Lynn Lane and Martin Yalden of Australia Have a ‘Conversation’ Today

Lynn Lane and Martin Yalden of Australia Have a 'Conversation' Today

Today we are treated to a very special and incredibly honest video ‘Conversation’ between Lynn Lane, the executive director/founder of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and a ‘Survivor himself and Martin Yalden, an incredible testicular cancer ‘Survivor’ in Australia. This bi-continental ‘Conversation’ touches on some very personal and ponient issues that many of us face [...]


Rosie Blankenship Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ is a very special St. Patrick’s Day ‘voice’ and as soon as you read it you will see why. Stage 2 breast cancer ‘Survivor’, Rosie Blankenship, a strong Irish-American woman shares her story with us today in a very honest and real way about her own journey into ‘Survivorship’ and where she is [...]


“My Voice” by Rosie Blankenship

"My Voice" by Rosie Blankenship

Like most Irish-Americans, I feel like St. Patrick’s Day is a fun little holiday that was created just for me! I spent most of my school years in a St. Patrick School, which gave us a great excuse to make March 17 a really special day. We learned Irish-American songs. We looked forward to our [...]


Stacey Owens Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today, young adult thyroid cancer ‘Survivor’ Stacey Owens opens up with the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” and shares her powerful ‘voice’. We gain another perspective on what ‘Survivorship’ is all about through the eyes of another amazing ‘Survivor’. We can’t thank her enough for opening up and sharing her story with us all in the [...]


“My Voice” by Stacey Owens

"My Voice" by Stacey Owens

Let me paint a picture for you:  You’re a 20-year-old college student.  You are just winding down an amazing summer, and getting ready to go back to school to start your junior year.  Getting all of your routine doctors appointments out of the way, before you have to jump on a plane to the east [...]


Dianne Tufo Shares Her ‘Voice’ as a ‘Co-Survivor’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of a dear friend of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”, Dianne Tufo. Dianne shares her ‘voice’ today in a very powerful and real way allowing us to feel what she feels, if only for a moment. She talks about her feelings after losing her husband and a true [...]


“My Voice” by Dianne Tufo

"My Voice" by Dianne Tufo

It’s been three months only three months and every day I relive that last week ,those last moments. I can see Mike clear as day holding my hand looking at me me telling him it is okay, no more pain, no more cancer, it’s okay to go to sleep. That the boys and I would be [...]


Annemiekeh Janssens of the Netherlands Shares Her ‘Voice’ as a ‘Co-Survivor’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing ‘Co-Survivor’ from the Netherlands, Annemiekeh Janssens. Her ‘voice’ really resonates about what ‘Survivorship’ is all about from the perspective of the ‘Co-Survivor’. She has taken these challenges and become a very strong ‘voice’ for those in her country through advocacy as a LiveSTRONG leader. She [...]


“My Voice” by Annemiekeh Janssens

"My Voice" by Annemiekeh Janssens

I just got home, celebrating passing the test for my drivers license as my uncle called us to let us know what the doctor’s had to say about the reason that his 14 year old daughter was tired all the time and had been for the last three months. Their GP had thought she had [...]


Jonny Imerman Shares His ‘Voice’ and Mission Today in an ‘Article’

Today is a great day because today, our friend and Advisory Board Member, Jonny Imerman shares his ‘voice’ and the mission of his amazing organization “Imerman Angels” in an article. His story of ‘Survivorship’ is a very powerful one and one that drove him to found his own nonprofit to connect cancer patients with others [...]


“My Voice and Our Mission” by Jonny Imerman

"My Voice and Our Mission" by Jonny Imerman

I am a testicular cancer survivor. I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1975. When I was just a baby, my parents divorced, and we moved to a suburb of Detroit called Bloomfield Hills. I attended Cranbrook Kingswood School from kindergarten through high school. After graduation, I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I earned [...]