Metastatic Breast Cancer: And The Beat Goes On…

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Tom Scalera [/custom_headline] My wife, Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, is the definition of an American hero. After being initially diagnosed at Stage 4 – Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) and learning that the average prognosis remains at just 3 years, because so little of breast cancer research money has been dedicated to studying this …

My Sister Lost Her Battle With Breast Cancer And AIDS

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Brenda Dube[/custom_headline] IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY BELOVED SISTER LILIAN JEREMIAH NYAMPOSA WHO LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 1997 The pain of loosing my young sister Lilian 17 years ago from breast cancer and HIV/AIDS related complications still lingers in my mind as if it were yesterday.  My …

Breast Cancer: A Legacy of Love and Hope

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Dixie Theriault[/custom_headline] I am inspired by my two sisters, Beth Wilson and Jan Miller. They both had breast cancer. Beth was diagnosed at age 27 and fought like hell for over 20 years. Sadly she passed in 2010 after having a very aggressive recurrence. My sister Jan was diagnosed the same year …

Inspiration Comes In All Sizes

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Donna Sanders.[/custom_headline] I would not blame my dear friend Sally if she indulged in a bit of self-pity now and then, but in the decade since we met, I have yet to catch her feeling sorry for herself. Certainly she has had more than her share of bad breaks beginning with the …

Breast Cancer: A Survivor’s Story

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Ellen S. Abramson[/custom_headline] “Before my heart attack I attended a benefit luncheon for cancer.  It was hosted by a good friend and neighbor Pamela,  (Pamela Dern) a very special and courageous breast cancer survivor.  One of the speakers was Fran Drescher, a cancer survivor herself.  She said that cancer was a “present …

Lessons Learned When Breast Cancer Invaded our Life

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Ron Richards[/custom_headline] We were just 30 when we learned that Sara had a lump in her right breast. We had hoped it to be a cyst or some kind of benign mass. When we discovered it was cancer, we had choices to make. Sara led the way. My wife of six years …

My Heroine: Breast Cancer and Friendship

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Pam Olivia [/custom_headline] My heroine – Pamela Olivia No not the drug, although she takes you on a high She amazingly gifted and has a contagious smile So beautiful and not just from the outside Her inner glow is so bright It’s like having sun in your eyes So inspirational, and very …

Breast Cancer: My Life’s Inspiration and Compass

In Inspirational Stories by Barbara Jacoby

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] By Stacey C.[/custom_headline] My Mom was diagnosed in 1996 with breast cancer.  Her whole life my Mom was always the life of the party, the happy person everyone loved to be around, someone who just lit up a room.  Her journey though breast cancer serves as my life’s inspiration and compass.  I asked …