Virginia

On May 17 1999, I awoke from exploratory abdominal surgery to hear the words “You have cancer.” After two surgeries in a week and spending three weeks in the hospital because of complications, I finally went home to recover. Or at least I thought…the day after leaving the hospital a hole opened on the incision […]

Maddie

Our Maddie lived a joyful life for 18 years. She loved traveling, spending time with her friends, going to concerts – she loved music of all kinds – she enjoyed dancing, singing loudly, and riding the dirt roads singing with her friends. Maddie grew up spending summers at Lake Martin and loved boating, skiing, and […]

Marsha

My name is Marsha and I’m from eastern NC. I am 52 years old. I am a Mother to 3 children and a Nana to the sweetest baby girl ever. In March of this year I started noticing that I was getting tired easily. I would have big plans to go shopping and after the […]

Naoma

I was diagnosed with Stage 1 OC in November 2008. I had surgery, chemo, and some complications. My last chemo treatment was around the time that my friend Lucy was also diagnosed with Stage 1. A year later my hair’s grown back and scars are fading but Lucy didn’t make it. I think about her […]

Kristin

  My husband and I moved to Beaufort, SC in July of 2020. I had not found new doctors, so I had my annual physical with my nurse practitioner in my former hometown. I had a bit more of a tummy and I had frequent urination, both of which I just put down to being […]