Abilene Pays Tribute to Our Friends and Family Who Have Fought Breast Cancer – Share Your Story Too [UPDATE]
As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and during this time we decided to compile stories of our friends and family that have battled breast cancer. From survivors to those who have passed, please take the time to read the stories contributed from friends, family members, and personal experiences.
Devon & Jessi Denomie share their words about Jo Manning (and a picture too)
Our mom is a strong loving person who will do anything for anyone in her life. She doesn’t take enough time for herself. Even during her current treatments she is still trying to do for others and carry on her day-to-day life as if nothing is wrong with her. We love her and pray she conquers this nasty disease. She always says….”what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger
Skye Adams shares her words about Alma Adams (and a picture too)
In 2004, the worlds greatest mother of mine was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Today she is 8 years cancer free!!! She is a HERO to her children, Jaime and me, Skye and her grandchildren Courtney and Clayton!!! We Love you so much Mom/Gram
Rita Creadick shares her words about Rene Rosas (and a picture too)
Rene was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35. This was a shock for us as we do not have a familial history. It was found early, so surgery, followed by five years of tamoxafin, was the only treatment required. For ten years she received clean check ups…and then a bombshell. Her cancer had returned. After two more surgeries, chemo, and radiation, she is once again cancer free. This second round was much harder, of course, but she made it through. It’s been about a year and a half since she finished her treatments. We truly feel blessed.
Rudy Fernandez shares his words about Shay Hill (and a picture too)
Shay is a fun loving, generous, adventurous and has a love for life, animals, the great outdoors, the Yankees, the Aggies and her dog Horatio.
Christina Rhodes shares her story about Ruth Rhodes
About 6 months ago my grandmother was given the horrific news that she had stage one breast cancer. The news did not affect her. She said that everything is God’s will and she prayed and gave the Lord her stress. When it came time for surgery, they ended up taking her left breast. She stayed in great spirits the whole time. Even joking with the Dr. to take both, she is old and doesn’t need them anymore. She has since recovered very well and is doing great with her treatments. So far she is still cancer free and I get to spend many more years with her. This is very awesome, because I just found out that I am pregnant and she gets to be here to celebrate the birth of another great grandchild.
Dave Wheaton shares his story about Sherry Wheaton-Wert
Sherry is my big sister, a wife, a mother of 3, and an amazing person who is nearly one year removed from chemo treatments. Her strength and resilience has been awe-inspiring. I’m extremely proud of my sister and draw strength from knowing what she’s gone through to beat cancer.
Frank Pain shares his story about Shay Hill
Shay is not only a co-worker but a close friend. I’ve known Shay for many years. I’ve seen her go through many ups and downs, but nothing compares to watching her battle with breast cancer. I can remember the day she told me like it was yesterday. There were tears in her eyes, but breaking through those tears was a level of strength and courage I had never seen in her. That strength and courage grew as each day passed. I don’t want to go into a ton of detail about her battle, I just wanted to say that she’s been a huge inspiration to us all here at Townsquare Media. Shay, you’re our hero.