Karen Rice | Breast and Colon Cancer Survivor

“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis: the first thing that came to mind was a ‘death sentence.’ However, I found out later that it was truly ‘an awakening.’ I began questioning God; why would you do this to me? What had I done in life so … Read More

chadleyKaren Rice | Breast and Colon Cancer Survivor

Candy Logan | Breast Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March 2014. This experience has taught me to take life one day at a time and to value everything I have been given. My husband is my constant and was my biggest supporter through my treatment. Now I’m looking forward to vacationing and spending time with my family.” Candy Logan Breast … Read More

chadleyCandy Logan | Breast Cancer Survivor

Pearlie Scott | Lung Cancer Survivor

“I got a new life after lung cancer. Dr. Matthew Steliga was my surgeon, and Jesus guided his hands. I didn’t need any chemotherapy or radiation. You have to have faith, hope and pray. Now, I look forward to living each day. I will give God the honor and glory all my life.” Pearlie Scott Lung cancer survivor Pine Bluff, … Read More

chadleyPearlie Scott | Lung Cancer Survivor

Mary Smith | Breast Cancer Survivor

“My 2-year-old grandson is my inspiration. I am so glad God blessed me with him. I traveled back and forth from Marianna to Little Rock for 29 days of radiation therapy so he could stay in his school. That was an hour and half each way. I also had surgery and took chemo for a year. Dr. Laura Hutchins and … Read More

chadleyMary Smith | Breast Cancer Survivor

Shelia Almond | Leiomyoma Carcinoma

“I was diagnosed on May 15, 2009 and have found the greatest comfort in God and my family. This experience has taught me never to take my health for granted. The Seed of Hope celebration made me feel special because of the care and devotion I felt from the people who celebrated with me. Now, I’m looking forward to spending … Read More

chadleyShelia Almond | Leiomyoma Carcinoma

Gardy Wallace | Colorectal Cancer Survivor

“Since being diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2013, I look at life in a much different way. I have always been told that life is short, but I feel like it is long enough if you don’t take anything for granted. The team at UAMS and my loving sister gave me the greatest comfort and support during my … Read More

chadleyGardy Wallace | Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Michelle Lynchard | Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor

“Since I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2012 I have become more free about showing my feelings and my love for others. When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you have to keep faith and hope alive. I found my greatest comfort from my two girls. I look forward to regaining my strength and staying healthy. I’m celebrating a new … Read More

chadleyMichelle Lynchard | Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor

Alice Smart | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

“In 2011, I had a job in North Dakota at a cafeteria for people who work in the oil industry when I started having back pain. I knew it was time to come home, so I drove myself 1,900 miles back to Louisiana. I went to the doctors there, but they didn’t have the expertise I needed. They referred me … Read More

chadleyAlice Smart | Multiple Myeloma Survivor

Maria DeAnn Shields-Marley – Ovarian Cancer Survivor

“I was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer on Friday, June 13, 2008. Going through this experience has made me value life more. I want to make the most of every day. My greatest support came from my family, my friends and the good care I received at UAMS. My doctors and their staff are like family. I hope to … Read More

chadleyMaria DeAnn Shields-Marley – Ovarian Cancer Survivor

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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