SURVIVOR STORIES2022-06-05T17:04:34+00:00

Below is a series of posts we’ve titled “Survivor Stories.”  We hope they bring you inspiration and encouragement. 

Meet Survivor Rachel Sackett Putman

Recently declared NED (for those unfamiliar – No Evidence of Disease), Rachel Sackett Putman wants to remind those dealing with ovarian cancer that “self-care is NOT selfish!” She says success is all about your attitude. “I do what makes me feel better. I put in the work; I share my story.”  Rachel found herself not only facing the COVID pandemic along with the rest of the world, but her cancer was discovered as she was pursuing infertility answers. Her fertility specialist found her mass! [...]

Meet Survivor Laurel Pracht

HOPE ... The most heartwarming aspect to come out of Laurel Pracht’s story is hope. In September 2021, Laurel will be a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer! Sadly, it’s a bit of a challenge to find women with decades of remission behind them. Not one to rest on her laurels, Laurel has been a fierce advocate for her own health as well as that of others, and not simply on a local level but national as well. “I am and have been involved with [...]

Meet Survivor Sherri Maple

This “Survivor Story” features Board Member Sherri Maple -- an inspiration to us all.  As Captain for Southwest Airlines, Sherri Maple was used to being in charge. “When it came to cancer, I no longer was,” she shared. However, Sherri’s cancer journey was unique in that there were no misdiagnoses or even let’s-try-this advice. In April of 2015, she’d noted some spotting and called the doctor with a declaration of “I have blood in my urine.” A transvaginal ultrasound was subsequently suggested. [...]

Meet Survivor Cristan Creasy

Our latest "Survivor Story" continues with Cristan Creasy ... we hope you enjoy her story as much as we did! Some people stand up to cancer. Others, like Cristan Creasy, cuss it out, wrestle it to the ground until it cries "uncle" and refuse to let it dictate how she lives her life. An Illinois native who has been in Arizona since 2016, Cristan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 36. She battled endometriosis, suffering from swelling and just not being able to function [...]

Meet Survivor Jeanne Livingstone

This is the first in a new Series we've titled "Survivor Stories."  We hope they bring you inspiration and encouragement.  Cancer diagnoses can be paralyzing. But for cancer-free-since-2015 Jeanne Livingstone, she said, “I never asked why me.” She had a family history, both parents having succumbed to the disease. “I figured I was going to get it.” She also insists the challenges she’s faced in her lifetime have made her stronger. Family and friends would say Jeanne is blessed. Married at nineteen, she subsequently [...]

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