- year of diagnosis: 2000
- survivor years: 15 years
- current city: Chicago, IL
- type of breast cancer: Aggressive, Stage 2
- profession: semi retired, doing now volunteer work
- children: 4 (36 y/o twins, 32, 21)
- What is your idea of happiness?
- Contentment. Being at peace. Joy in the midst of trials.
- When and where were you happiest?
- When I first became a Christian. When I married my husband Jon, and when I had my children and they survived their early birth.
- What is your biggest fear?
- Being unloved, and invisible. Crashing in an airplane.
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- Jesus. My husband Jon
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Their friendship. Communication. Same shared values.
- Which talent would you most like to have?
- To be able to sing again. (Had damage to a vocal cord after a surgery). To best communicate with others, to be a positive influence on others.
To perfect my craft abilities.
- What is your current state of mind?
- Going through different seasons in my life, partially because of growing older. Sometimes I feel like a
broken person, which I am, this is when I rely more heavily on my relationship with God.
- What is your most treasured possession?
- My relationship with God, and the promises in the Bible. People aren’t a possession, but if they were, my family.
- How do you most like spending your time?
- Spending time with my husband, were together all of the time.
Playing ‘Words with Friends’ on facebook. Doing crafts, papercrafts, jewelry making. Watching a good
movie. Listening to great music. Love my water exercise classes that I go to, often 3 times a week.
Hanging out with family
I love nature, being in nature and enjoying it immensely. Planning on going to the Rocky Mountains this
fall. Love yard sales, even though I haven’t been to any for awhile.
- What do you most dislike?
- The sadness in the world. That there are killings everyday.
- In your own words, what would you say to inspire or encourage someone facing breast cancer right
- It’s okay whatever you decide to do, but encourage you to fight the cancer. To put your life completely
in the hands of God, a safe place to be, the safest.
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