April Survivor of the Month
Like a clap of thunder and a bolt of rogue lightning on an otherwise cloudless day, sometimes moments happen in life that take us aback because they are both devastating and completely unexpected. The storm that ventured into the life of April’s Survivor of the Month, Ginger Wilkins, was the diagnosis of a very aggressive form of breast cancer. It was unexpected because she had no prior family history of cancer and at the time Ginger was only 32 years old..
March Survivor of the Month
For the lucky ones among us, bad news is an infrequent visitor that comes without warning but leaves as quickly as it arrives. For others, like March’s Survivor of the Month, Pam Cowart, tragedy arrives like the familiar refrain to a song that she had heard many times before. The story of Pam’s fight against breast cancer is a difficult one to tell, as it begins many years before her diagnosis. It is a story of an anguish that can only come by losing five family members to this terrible illness, and the story of the mettle that it takes to turn that pain into positive source of inspiration. It is the story of the tribulations that many survivors must endure, and the story of an unending hope that has driven one woman to make a lasting impact in the fight against breast cancer. But above all, it is a story of courage..
February Survivor of the Month
It has been said that retirement offers us a canvas on which to capture a renaissance of the soul. It marks a time when one volume in the almanac of a person’s life is closed and a new one is to be opened. However for February’s Survivor of the Month, Marsha Hoilman, the transition was more about cherishing simpler things in life. “I retired from a teaching career in June of 2003. Upon retirement my only ‘wish’ was the freedom to go shopping on a Tuesday, or to meet someone for lunch any day of the work week. Simple wishes. But life had different plans for me—at least for a while.” .