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Survivor Stories

Haley Pollack Bright Spot Network
Finding a Bright Spot as a young mother with cancer
06.07.2022
By Haley Pollack, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Bright Spot Network In November 2018, I had just returned to work from my parental leave.…
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Becoming a 'Warrior', Part 3: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
06.01.2022
By Darcy Phillips This is part of an ongoing series featuring Darcy and her experience as an Evoke Warrior, training in a cancer rehabilitation…
Darcy - Evoke Warrior Fitness
Becoming a 'Warrior': Part 1
04.11.2022
By Darcy Phillips “I would not take back what I suffered to gain this.”~ Suleika Jaouad, Between Two Kingdoms As difficult as breast cancer…
Debbie Anderson
People Are Worth Fighting For: Debbie Anderson's Story
08.26.2021
Profiles of Courage: Debbie Anderson's Breast Cancer Survivor Story My name is Debbie Anderson, some may know me as an employee of…
Bre Taylor
Elko School Nurse, Melanoma Survivor, Sun Safety Advocate
07.14.2021
By Christine Thompson, NCC Cancer Prevention Programs Manager There’s a lot to be said for following your gut instinct, especially when it comes…
Brigette Cole
Brigette's Story
06.01.2021
It was the worst of circumstances. A not-quite 28-year-old woman - newly relocated, unemployed, and uninsured - feels a small lump on her left…
Ashley L
Empowerment in Survivorship Through Self-Love
05.28.2021
Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor. “I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the…
CarsonTahoeCancerResourceCenter
Two Diagnoses, Two Very Different Experiences
05.19.2021
My name is Sharon Nagel. I am a survivor of two different cancers. Sharon Nagel I was diagnosed with the first cancer in 1979 when I was 23…
Beverly
Beverly's Story: Finding the Silver Lining
04.27.2021
I thought of cancer as a dark cloud over me, so I was determined to find the silver lining in it. I wanted to believe something beneficial could…
deborah
Deborah's Story
03.17.2021
It was a regular morning in April 2016.  I woke up and was getting ready for the day when my hand unexplainably went to my left breast.  I…