Tag: Survivor Stories

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Stories

Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming, and it can help to know that you aren’t alone…

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Raising Awareness of a Silent Epidemic | Survivor Stories

Janice Murphy is a woman with many passions: sharing her love of the Great American Songbook, living life to the fullest — and making sure healthcare providers know that ovarian cancer may pose a greater risk for older lesbian women…

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Seeking to be Inspired | Survivor Stories

It’s not many people who decide to create a tagline for their retirement. Then again, Penny Free is not like many people. Penny is a licensed clinical social worker, an art therapist, and a believer in mantras…

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At Your Own Pace, In Your Own Space: How to Be a Hero in a Pandemic

“I don’t think of myself as a hero,” said Amy Hollub, ovarian cancer survivor who—along with the help of her family, close friends, and an advisory board—spearheaded a fundraising event in Miami. “It’s my whole community…

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Talking Representation and Resources with Elle Simone | Survivor Stories

I never say, ‘I have cancer,’ because it’s not mine. I’m dealing with it…

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Making Government Work for People … Especially the Ovarian Cancer Community

US Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is the Chair and founder of the Congressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus. Established in 2015, the Caucus set out to raise awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and support for research…

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Shaking Things Up from a Little Town in West Virginia | Meet an Advocate Leader

“Don’t settle” This simple two-word mantra is what guides Roxanne Bright – self-proclaimed dog mom, crafter, and 9-year ovarian cancer survivor from West Virginia who is on a mission to use her voice for good…

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Behind the Mask | OCRA Heroes

Noel Rademacher, a 44-year-old mother of two and ovarian cancer survivor in Spokane, WA, began wearing a mask at the end of February. She didn’t care what people thought. She just knew it was the decent thing to do…

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Connecting Survivors to the Science | Meet a Research Advocate

To speak with Kimberly Richardson is to feel an instant camaraderie with someone who exhibits both calm and conviction, thoughtfulness and frank talk…

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Raising Awareness of the Unseen, Giving Voice to the Unheard | Survivor Stories

The world works in ironic and sometimes painful ways Yvette Jives, a nurse and social worker in North Carolina, has spent a lifetime helping others…

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Making Calls and Taking Charge to Educate Others | Survivor Stories

Sandy Sullivan has a favorite quote that she keeps pinned to her bulletin board. It reads, “If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t waste it…

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Raising Critical Funds for Research on a Whim | OCRA Heroes

“Eyebrows are sisters, not twins.” This is the best advice Morgan Gaynor received when she was in treatment for ovarian cancer…

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