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Patricia Hugh Warren

Patricia Hugh Warren

Breast Cancer Survivor

When I was told that I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I could have been knocked over with a feather.  Breast cancer did not run in my family and I had no lumps or symptoms.  I was in total shock!  I was thankful, however, that my cancer had been detected early.  Like many other forms of breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.  It is a highly invasive form of breast cancer. So after two operations and three days after Christmas 2015 I began chemotherapy.  Some people are able to sail through chemo.  Unfortunately, I was not one of them.  I was often sick and very weak.  So bad, in fact, that my chemo was stopped before I was able to finish the full course.  I went on to radiation ahead of schedule.  When I was ill I told myself how much I hated cancer and what it did to one’s body.  I lived alone, but was fortunate that I had the support of friends and family.  They brought me  food  so I could keep my strength up, offered to take me to chemo sessions and leant me hats and scarves.

I vowed that if I got through the chemo I would do the same for someone else suffering from this awful disease.  Hence, Cancer Survivors Who Can. CSWC is the ideal organization for me. I am not yet considered a true survivor; that will come at the 5 year mark if no more cancer is detected.   I have just finished cancer treatments and don’t know what the future holds for me, but my hair is growing back and I am feeling stronger every day.  CSWC puts me in touch with those that might need my help and support.  I hope to be there so no one need go through this horrific disease alone. I want to give back!

 

Chris Swetzes

Chris Swetzes

Cancer Survivor

Chris is one of our, newest Cancer Survivors Who Can Volunteer students and is becoming quite the film maker. He will be coming to a theater near you soon!!

 

Kim Foley

Kim Foley

Stage 4 Cancer Survivor

Kim suffered from stage four head and neck cancer, diagnosed in 2010. She went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments with a successful outcome removing six tumors in her neck and throat.

A major part of Kim’s post – healing protocol involves working with clay. She began producing pottery seven years ago but, had to stop while undergoing chemo-therapy and radiation. However, Kim picked right back up once her treatments were complete. Kimberly views her creativity as a Spiritual pathway to healing and clearing the mind. She now teaches pottery and takes full time care of her two grand children.

Rob Periolot

Rob Periolot

Stage 4 Cancer Survivor

An 11 year survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Rob sold his car to invest in his health and well being through nutrition. He walks several miles a day back and forth to work through rain, sleet and snow. He went through one course of chemo-therapy and was told he needed a bone marrow transplant.

Rob is also a major proponent of eating properly and is willing to walk a thousand miles to raise money for any cause that promotes nutritional maintenance and healing, as he is living proof that food, exercise and a positive state of mind have a MAJOR impact on one’s path to healing!

Denise Garvey

Denise Garvey

Stage 3b Cancer Survivor

Coming soon.

Brian Spectre

Brian Spectre

Stage 4 Cancer Survivor x2

Coming soon.

Akis

Akis

Colon Cancer Survivor

Coming Soon.