Beautiful and Courageous .
These are our Thriver Stories...
Melissa L. Beer
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2016, my world turned upside down. The fear of ”OMG am I gonna die” became so real and was very hard to process. Once I had a plan together and knew what I was facing, it became a little easier... BUT then I felt so alone.
My name is Marie Schultz & I was introduced to the Pink Pumpkin Project in 2016. In October of that year, I turned 40 & on the recommendation of my Doctor, I scheduled my first Mammogram. I really didn’t give it much thought, as I was scheduling all my other yearly routine appointments at the same time. Unfortunately, they spotted a mass on my left breast right away & scheduled a Biopsy. A few weeks later I got the results : Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I had Breast Cancer.
Hi, my name is Sharon Theodore and I am an 8 year breast cancer survivor. I was 46, married to my wonderful husband Jim for 24 years, daughter, Janelle was graduating from St. Bonas with her master's, and my son Jakob was 10 and still needed his mom. My life was cruising right along and then I hit a "bump" in my journey.