"There is life after cancer."
Richard Horn was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2014. Richard took immediate action following his diagnosis, and is thankful that he had friends to help guide him through. After acting quickly with treatment and operations, he now plays golf several times a week and spends time with his grandchildren.
"The doctor looked at me and said, ‘I wish you had come sooner.’ - I thought it was over."
That was Nancy Pearson’s personal introduction to cancer. After a colonoscopy that she had been putting off for years, those were the words she woke up to. But Nancy Pearson didn’t give up. She found Dr. Marty Heslin, and through his guidance and a strong network of family and friends supporting her throughout her operations and treatment, Nancy is a nine-year survivor of rectal cancer. Now a semi-retired school teacher, she now works with children who need extra care in reading comprehension.
"Cancer doesn’t own me."
Wayne Miller was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2012. And if you met him, you’d never have any idea. Wayne was full of life, energy, and positivity, and his cancer fight was an inspiration to many.
"Prayer. No question about it - prayer."
Sue Clements has taken her experience of surviving pancreatic cancer towards helping others. A five-year survivor, she is now the leader of the local chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Through this, Sue supports others and creates hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
"You’ll find good parts of your days. It’s hard sometimes, but you can. And you’ll get through it."
Nanci Stewart is a three-time survivor of cancer. She attributes this to her amazing support from friends and family. If you meet Nanci, you’ll be struck by nothing but positivity and a love for living life to its fullest.
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