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..
July Survivor of the Month
In boxing it is said that the greatest matches produce the sport’s most enduring champions. Life is like this too sometimes. In the fall of 2007, July’s Survivor of the Month, Bernita Smith, was preparing for her for the fight of her life. Through this battle, she would learn about persistence and grit, determination and bravery. She would learn that sometimes the most courageous thing that a person can do is to simply get out of bed and refuse to give up. Like a seasoned prize-fighter, Bernita would emerge from this bout in victory, and in doing so become an inspiration to countless others. Her fight began seven years ago on Labor Day, and her opponent was breast cancer..