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Welcome to the 19th Annual Sisters’ Journey Calendar unveiling. Thank you to all who have been on this journey with us advocating early detection as a means to saving lives. It was so important to my mother that her community is educated and aware of the horrific disease of breast cancer. And it has been through our dedication and commitment to her vision that we continue to seek new developments and ideas.

This year we are excited to share stories with you not only of 11 courageous women but also, for the first time, a breast cancer survivor’s story from a male perspective. Over the years we have learned that men can also get breast cancer. However, not until now have we found a man brave enough to tell his story – a journey was undertaken in tandem with that of his daughter’s.

The stories of Arnaldo and Vanessa Silva (Below) appear in the calendar months of November and December. They also will be guest speakers at our 2017 Pink Tea. Their story is both touching and inspiring!

Vanessa And Arnoldo Silva 2018

Thank you to all our courageous 2018 breast cancer survivors for sharing their stories of hope.
Be Well,

Peace and Blessings
Dawn White-Bracey

  • Arnaldo Silva's Photo
    November

    It has been nearly 10 years, but it seems like it was yesterday. I was a 57-year-old healthy and fit father of four working as a Fireman in a New York City public high school. I remember clearly
    when the doctor told me, “You have breast cancer.”

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  • Stacey Hobson's Photo
    October

    I started having mammograms in my late 20s at the request of my doctor due to another breast-related issue. In May 2006, I went to have my regularly scheduled mammogram. This time things were different. First, the technician told me not to get dressed; then she told me the mammogram was not clear and she needed to take another image.

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  • Cynthia Newman Gibson's Photo
    September

    I must admit that during my recovery, there was healing, tears, rest, joy, pain, anxiousness and some sleeplessness; but amidst all of that was a confidence that, by the grace of God, I would get through this battle… and by the grace of God, I did.

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  • Joan Marie Morrison's Photo
    August

    It was a bit of a struggle in the beginning for my husband and hard to make the right decision regarding whether to remove my breast so I could be here for the girls and to watch them grow as I passed through the worst of my treatment. I thank God every day that I’m still alive to watch them grow.

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  • Miguelina Pons's Photo
    July

    I am here and I am strong. It has been almost three years after my diagnosis. I am free of cancer now.

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  • Kimberly Phillips's Photo
    June

    I knew then that it was not good. I was going through a divorce and had a 9-month-old infant at home who was just starting to walk. After I had my ugly cry and prayed with my family, friends and church family, we started our journey.

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  • Sharon Lawrence's Photo
    May

    Be kind to everyone, because you never know what they are going through. Sometimes just a kind word will do wonders for a person’s spirit.

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  • E. Paulett Moore Rogers's Photo
    April

    I learned so much through this journey. Most of all I learned that when you give to others with a grateful heart, your blessings will return 10-fold. I love life more than ever and I give God the praise & glory for what He has done and continues to do in my life.

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  • Nina Ratliff-Williams's Photo
    March

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  • Lynn Sistruck's Photo
    February

    My mother rallied the troops! Although everyone within my immediate family lived in different states, they all were assigned different tasks regarding my at-home care and attendance to all appointments.

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  • Rachael Leftridge's Photo
    January

    In so many ways my journey has been a blessing. My relationship with God has grown; I found me, I found peace and I’m living. I have a second chance at life and I’m making everyday count.

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