Jeannie Adams | Lung Cancer Survivor

“Having lung cancer made me realize the importance of the simple things in life and how often I took them for granted. This experience has changed me forever and in every way. My eyes are opened to the things that truly matter, and the things used to matter have started to mean less and less. Whatever happens to us, we … Read More

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Terri Turner | Rectal Cancer Survivor

“Since being diagnosed in December 2009, I’ve learned to stop worrying about the things I can’t control. My greatest comfort has come from the Lord and my daughter. I hope now to be able to share more time with my family and to take care of them, as they have taken care of me. The Seed of Hope ceremony made … Read More

adminTerri Turner | Rectal Cancer Survivor

RL Gates | Colorectal Cancer Survivor

“If I knew someone else who was diagnosed with cancer, I would tell them to come to UAMS and to trust their doctor. I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer five years ago and have been a patient of Dr. Laryea. My nurses and my doctor are my friends and family. You never know what you will go through, and you … Read More

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Gennaya Colbert | Endometrial Cancer Survivor

“In May 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometrial cancer. Yesterday I completed my treatment. I’ve learned that nothing is impossible. It may feel like you can’t make it, but you can. Having other people to lean on helped me stand tall. They kept me going. My church, Calvary Bread of Life, was there for me and helped me … Read More

chadleyGennaya Colbert | Endometrial Cancer Survivor

Tammy Green | Cervical Cancer Survivor

I think March of 2013 changed not only myself but every person who is in my life. It was not that moment when I heard I had cancer that totally shocked me,and I hear a lot of people say hearing those words were probably the worst day of their lives. It was undeniably without any doubt my daughter, Haley, and … Read More

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Carylon Jurcik | Tongue Cancer Survivor

“In late 2008, I could feel a bump on the back of my tongue. It wasn’t sore, but I didn’t know what it was. I went to my doctor in Clarksville who referred me to an oral surgeon. I took a round of antibiotics, but they didn’t help. The doctor ordered a biopsy, and the results came back as Stage … Read More

chadleyCarylon Jurcik | Tongue Cancer Survivor

Laura Sloate | Cervical Cancer Survivor

“Being diagnosed with cervical cancer has given me a greater appreciation for each and every day. I have started taking more time for myself and making sure I spend my time with the people who matter, instead of worrying. Don’t sweat the small stuff. You need to accept the help and treatments that have been offered to you. My husband … Read More

chadleyLaura Sloate | Cervical Cancer Survivor

Athena Overton | Ovarian Cancer Survivor

I was diagnosed July 12, 1994 with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. This July will mark 20 years of survival of this silent killer. I have had several reoccurrences, radiation twice, and lots of chemo. Thanks to the wonderful doctors I have had at the ACRC/Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, I am blessed to be graduating with my BSW in May … Read More

chadleyAthena Overton | Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Travis Marshall | Colon Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2013 and was treated by Dr. Jason Mizell at the UAMS Cancer Institute. Since my experience with cancer, I am more thankful to God. I found a lot of comfort in reading the Bible. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, you have to trust in God and have faith. I plan on … Read More

chadleyTravis Marshall | Colon Cancer Survivor

Alberta Orlove | Throat Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with throat cancer in October 2008. My physician, Dr. Brendan Stack, and my nurse practitioner, Mary Ann Horn, were both compassionate and wonderful. I also got a lot of support from my best friend. Having cancer has made me value the moments in my life more intensely. I take time for sunrises and sunsets. I’m calmer now … Read More

chadleyAlberta Orlove | Throat Cancer Survivor