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Patricia Fox | “Holding onto my relationship with god”

I was 26 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage IIA breast cancer. Looking back my doctor was encouraging when she broke the news, insisting “[I] will be a young survivor” than flatly saying “[I] have breast cancer. My immediate response was hysterical laughter which she said was perfectly  normal. After surgery, I was stitched […]

Renita Ann Birt, MS, QMHP

On March 4, 2020, I received the call “I am sorry, but it’s cancer, Renita.” As Idigested this information, I watched my 15-year-old daughter sob and scream.Unfortunately, cancer did not grant me the opportunity to take my phone offspeaker, which led to my daughter hearing the diagnosis. I was 35 years old nowliving with lymphoma […]

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