• Rebecca Phillippo: Breast Cancer Survivor

    Rebecca Phillippo was the featured speaker at Support Connection’s Annual Celebrate Life Day on June 5, 2016. The story she shared was powerful and touched everyone who attended. She is happy to share it again here. “I want to first thank everyone for being here at Celebrate Life Day, and …
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  • Sandy Bottali: Breast Cancer Survivor

    My breast cancer story began in 2004. I was diagnosed with stage 1. I held my breath with every doctor’s visit and tumor marker blood test –  waiting for the next shoe to fall. It fell 7 years later – 2011 when my back pain proved to be bone metastasis. …
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  • Kendra Ekelund: Uterine Cancer Survivor

    I had just turned 31 when I was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer: low-grade mullerian adenosarcoma. The road to my diagnosis was long and painful, as I suffered complications from persistent, painful and abnormal uterine fibroids. In the year and a half preceding my diagnosis, I had …
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  • Helen Palmquist: Ovarian Cancer Survivor

    I was diagnosed with Stage IIIc ovarian cancer the day after Memorial Day in 1987, 27 years ago. I was 41 then and I am 68 now. When I was diagnosed, our boys were 9 and 14. Now, John is 36 and Brian will soon be 42. There was no …
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