November Survivor of the Month
In the quietest moments of our most solemn desolation, if you listen closely enough, you can almost always hear the music. Life, much like a song, has a series of high points and lows. While the tempo and the beat will change from time to time there is a familiar refrain underneath which guides us through each day. Perhaps no one knows this better than November's Survivor of the Month, Jamie Herbster. For years as a singer/songwriter, Jamie has used her talents to connect with strangers through the gifts of word and note. In December 2010, Jamie’s song would begin an unexpected verse, a journey teeming with challenges. Through her experiences, she would reconnect with that harmony buried deep inside of herself and rise to the challenges that she faced. Jamie would learn to embody the music of her soul, a simple song called courage..
October Survivor of the Month
In many ways, the story of a woman’s life is essentially a journal of the different people that she becomes. Inside each of us lie the many different rays of personality that help to define who we are and how we are seen by others. For October’s Survivor of the Month, Thea Jenkins, that spectrum contains the story of a community activist, a hair stylist, a hard worker, a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a fighter, and a poet. In October of 2007, the resume of Thea’s life would include another entry: breast cancer patient. .
September Survivor of the Month
A simple moment to reflect can be a powerful, valuable friend for someone facing great challenges. That moment of peace, alone with one’s thoughts, can be found in many places, from the rolling emerald fairways of a nearby golf course to the fluttering pages of a journal. For those who face all that comes with a diagnosis of breast cancer, like September’s Survivor of the Month, Betty Stout, surviving is about making a connection with others as well as oneself..