33 years old
Osteosarcoma & Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer
Treatment: 6 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery to remove ovarian masses, and amputation of the right lower leg.
I am 14 years post treatment and will celebrate my 15th “cancerversary” this October.
For fun I like to spend hours out on the running trails in and around Houston. When [...]
I thought I earned my survivor status at when I was 16. At that time I moved out from both parents’ houses and embarked on the life of my choosing. Until my day of diagnosis, I never thought anything could happen to me that would be as bad as my childhood. My childhood was, by [...]
At the end of 2003, I was at my gynecologist for a routine checkup. The doctor pressed on my abdomen and said “I think you have uterine fibroids. I want you to get an ultra sound.” At the time, I had no idea that those words would only be the beginning of a very long [...]
I am a survivor… that I know for sure. When did I become one? I haven’t a clue. It could have been that dreadful day when I was diagnosed with cancer; it could have been 9 months later when I was declared cancer free; or, it could have been when I reached the celebrated five [...]
Today, Lynn Lane (Executive Director/Founder/’Survivor’) has a very intimate and fun ‘Conversation’ with an amazing ‘Survivor’, Heather Swift. Heather is a 2x ‘Survivor’ with one amazing life filled with adventure and excitement. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer and then later with breast cancer. If you are looking for inspiration, Heather will bring it [...]
My name is Diane and I am a 4 time cancer survivor! For me to be able to write that is a MIRACLE! I feel so blessed to say I am a survivor.
My story began by being born as a premature twin weighing only 3lbs. and 14 oz. about 2 months early so right from [...]
At first surviving meant putting one foot in front of the other.
After surgery I was on painkillers, but sometimes reality would break through the fog. And that reality was: You have cancer. You’re stage III. You may die soon.
I knew how to be me – I’d been doing it all my life. I did not [...]
Survivor: It is an interesting word and one that has many definitions depending upon circumstances. Mine is actually the story of my life and how I found hope and meaning through the process of surviving. It is a word that I have dealt with since birth. I was born two weeks late, not breathing and [...]
My experiences with the most profane word in the English language, “Cancer” has given me a life that I truly appreciate and it is because of that ”C” word, that I now live each day with special meaning and purpose. There are experiences in life that test the very fiber of your being, for me [...]
Truth be told I believe I have always been a survivor. We all have. In my mind, however, not everyone has been put to the challenge the way a cancer survivor has.
It wasn’t until I turned 40 years old that this was really put to the test.
When I turned 40 years old, at the end [...]
Laurey Bikes – a bit of my story
For starters it is important to say I am a 21 year ovarian cancer survivor. And a 30 year uterine cancer survivor. I just turned 55 and feel as healthy and vibrant as I ever have. Life is a good thing.
Last year, when I was 54 I read [...]
My name is Kendal Seidel. I was diagnosed at the age of 34 with stage 3c ovarian cancer. My story, however, begins much earlier. I was adopted as an infant. My adoptive parents had no knowledge of any negative medical history from my biological family. I began having some “female” problems very early on, almost [...]
Karin Gehm Barrett – ‘Survivor’
My life as I knew it
Was there in front of me
Every day the same
But just a little different
Then one day there was a pain
There was a feeling of unease
Of being uncomfortable
Things were happening that were just a little different
My belly was huge and hard as a rock
A doctor visit
I expected to [...]