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Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Hopeline Newsletter

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Coping With Cancer During the Holidays

Holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, and celebrating religious traditions during this time. However, sometimes people with cancer and their loved ones feel “out of step” from the rest of the world during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season can prompt new questions, such as: How do I take care of the holiday rush and myself at the same time? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind? What will my life be like next year? Sharing these concerns with the people you love and who love you can help you feel more connected.

Still My Mommy is the story of a little girl whose brave mommy is fighting cancer.

Still My Mommy

By Megan Pomputius “Still My Mommy is the story of a little girl whose brave mommy is fighting cancer. Fighting cancer makes her mommy look a little different so she wonders if her mommy will still be the same.” In 2013, Megan Pomputius received an ovarian cancer diagnosis while raising her two year old daughter. […]

Stephanie Hosford, a member that came to us for help in 2008 and has been a valuable Hope for Two volunteer support woman, has penned a well-written story of her nine month roller coaster ride of being a mother of one, adopting a child from China, and then finds out that she is expecting another child just days after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Bald, Fat & Crazy: HOW I BEAT CANCER WHILE PREGNANT WITH ONE DAUGHTER AND ADOPTING ANOTHER

By Stephanie Hosford Stephanie Hosford, a member that came to us for help in 2008 and has been a valuable Hope for Two volunteer support woman, has penned a well-written story of her nine month roller coaster ride of being a mother of one, adopting a child from China, and then finds out that she […]

Chemosabe: Cancer Warrior

By Alana Somerville Alana Somerville is a vibrant young woman and mother of two. When she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010 at the age of thirty-three, Alana decided that she had no other option but to fight for her life. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she fought back and became her biggest advocate, […]

When Amy Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35 years old, she was shocked and terrified.

Breast Cancer at 35: A Memoir

By Amy Burns When Amy Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35 years old, she was shocked and terrified.   Her baby had just turned one, and she and her husband (a stay-at-home-dad) were entertaining the idea of a second child.  She was the career-woman in the family, and suddenly she was facing death. Her memoir, written […]

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

By Kristen Math Kristen Math had it all. She was married to her best friend, Thomas. They had four young children and a baby on the way. After struggling through a difficult childhood, she built her life around her family. When she was sixteen weeks pregnant, Kristen was diagnosed with cancer. The fight for her […]

She’s Alright depicts the experiences of author Robin Kimple Ellis and her family as she faces her breast cancer diagnosis and pregnancy.

“She’s Alright”: One Woman’s Journey Through Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

By Robin Kimple Ellis She’s Alright depicts the experiences of author Robin Kimple Ellis and her family as she faces her breast cancer diagnosis and pregnancy. The book discusses her fears, triumphs and ultimate faith in God through a series of vignettes and memories while sprinkling in moments of humor. Reviewers have called it a, […]

Heidi Floyd’s innovative book In a Word centers around the concept of meditation on faith.

In a Word

By Heidi Floyd Heidi Floyd’s innovative book In a Word centers around the concept of meditation on faith. The book contains devotions and Christian based contemplations written by Floyd as she reflects on the difficulties of her breast cancer diagnosis and the impending birth of her fourth child. One reviewer called In a Word a, […]