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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 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!!
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.
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!
Stage 3b Cancer Survivor
Stage 4 Cancer Survivor x2
Colon Cancer Survivor