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..
August Survivor of the Month
"Normal" is a sense of familiarity that guides each person's life in a different way. What one person finds to be typical can, to another, appear entirely extraordinarily. Normal is a concept that brings comfort, like a warm blanket, lending us a sense of what is safe and expected. But for some, like August's Survivor of the Month, Janie Clay, the idea of what is normal can change dramatically when they expect it the least. For some people, "normal" will never again mean the same thing..