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Survivor Stories

Janna’s Story

I am a person who always dreamed of having a family of my own. I was raised in a family where family was cherished. My parents and my two brothers were my world. On my 35th birthday, I was single having never been married and remember thinking that maybe this was going to be my […]

Ashley’s Story

I was just five weeks pregnant when I was absentmindedly playing with the necklace my future husband had gotten me for our anniversary when I felt a grape-sized lump above my right collarbone.  Less than a week later I was going under to have the lump removed and biopsied; less than a week later we […]

Kerry’s Story

Something felt wrong. I was happily pregnant with our second child, awaiting the test results of first trimester screenings, and though every test came back negative for birth defects etc., I felt wary of the pregnancy.  At 14 weeks my obstetrician told me to enjoy the pregnancy and that the baby looked perfect, but I […]

Roxanne’s Story

Fighting for Two by Roxanne Martinez

Lisa’s Story

In August 2010, my husband Ryan and I were happily expecting our first baby when he noticed a small lump in my breast.  A self-examination revealed a second larger lump.  I mentioned this to my doctor at my first pre-natal visit and he referred me to the local breast center for an ultrasound.  “It’s probably […]

Trish’s Story

As a cancer survivor, I look back on this picture and think of how much my family has endured over the past year and how thankful I am that God has blessed my life with them and given me the chance to continue to be here with them.  My story starts on November 12, 2010 […]

Mara’s Story

Breast Cancer… two powerful words! They have always been a part of my life. My mother and grandmother both died from breast cancer. My childhood was spent ‘living through’ the disease.  

Annie’s Story

Spying the IV pump a clear liquid through about 6 feet of tubing that eventually found its way to the porta-catheter on my chest, I’m compelled to think that I’m the most selfish mother in the world and don’t deserve this baby.  An hour earlier, I was wheeled directly from recovery after having the port […]

Jacqueline’s Story

In July of 2003, at 32 years old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2A) during my fourth month of pregnancy.  I was shocked and particularly outraged that it had to happen now during this very happy time in my life.  I was frightened beyond belief.  God gave me the strength […]

Jennifer’s Story

First, I should spill what I have come to call my “Gasp Factor:” I am the mother of 13 children, all by birth, all singletons, and all by the same husband.  I have 9 daughters and 4 sons, ranging in age from 19 down. Once you’ve retrieved your jaw from the floor, let me tell […]