Cooking classes offer cancer patients a different type of support

Barbara Edwards is a cancer survivor who recently discovered a renewed passion for cooking. “I’ve been coming to this class for two years,” Barbara said. “I now cook two-to-three times a week, share the class’ recipes on Facebook and with my non-profit group and my family always requests that I make certain dishes.” Barbara, who … Continue reading Cooking classes offer cancer patients a different type of support

The Power of Connection: How Peer Support Can Dramatically Change Your Cancer Experience

When I was 24, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a rare blood cancer with a median diagnosis age of 65 years old. Every visit to the oncology office reinforced this statistic. There were older individuals, and there was me. These experiences made me feel like cancer was irrelevant, and the disconnect eventually became a … Continue reading The Power of Connection: How Peer Support Can Dramatically Change Your Cancer Experience

Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together

As a breast cancer survivor, Leslie Williams felt grateful to be alive. She also felt confusion about her disease triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a type of cancer that seems to affect women of color more than other ethnic groups. TNBC is named because the breast cancer cells test negative for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and HER2. … Continue reading Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together

A 26.2 Mile Journey of Healing for a Cancer Survivor

People heal in different ways. For Candice Stinnett, she runs. “I never gave myself that time to meditate, to pray, to reflect. Running gives me that,” she says. December 8, the Keller mother will run the Metro PCS Dallas Marathon, her third marathon this year. It’s a feat that’s even more impressive when you understand the long … Continue reading A 26.2 Mile Journey of Healing for a Cancer Survivor