Do You Have to be BRAVE?

Do You Have to be BRAVE?

“I am totally amazed and surprised with my HOPE BOX and the vital things I needed”. “I don’t feel brave. At all. I’ll pretend I’m brave around my 13-year-old students, around my coworkers, my children, and grandchildren, sometimes even around my husband. But do I feel...

I hope to be just like her someday.

My beautiful mother, Sue Allen, was the epitome of gracefulness, especially during the many difficult trials in her life. In 2002, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Being an extremely hard worker all of her life, she certainly gave all that she had to fight...
“Being There” For Me

“Being There” For Me

“Thank you so much for “being there” for me.  Your timely and empathetic response was so comforting and still brings me close to tears.  I first contacted you as a resource through the American Cancer Society after my bilateral mastectomy in late September.  At the...
After the Journey

After the Journey

Our Warrior, Our Friend, Our Hero who helped inspire us to help others.  Enjoy~ On December 3, 2007, at age 29, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was a moment that I will never forget. I was in shock, and so incredibly scared. I was scared that my three little...
Jalen Parmele’s Story

Jalen Parmele’s Story

My name is Jalen Parmele, I am a former NFL athlete.  My parents adopted me out of Boynton Beach, Florida when I was just 36 hours old!  Growing up, I watched my mom take on several health challenges due to her type 1 diabetes.  She was on dialysis for several years,...
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