Diane Goforth Doward

Diane Goforth Doward Image


My story started when I went to see my OBGYN doctor because I was having a problem with a reddish discharge from my left breast. My doctor scheduled me for a mammogram,
which showed I had a small lump. Next I was scheduled for further testing and then a biopsy, which tested positive for cancer.

At the advice of my physician, Dr. Anees Chagpar, I underwent a lumpectomy on March 24, 2011 at Temple Medical Center in New Haven. I then went through eight weeks
of radiation, five times a week.

I thank God everyday that I am cancer free and that I am healthy and alive and living to tell my testimony of God’s goodness and mercy in my life. God has been my strength and without Him in my life I would not have made it.

I want to thank my children, Tomeka, Tyron and Ricky. I love you and thank you for all your support.

To my Kingdom family and Pastor Bishop Frankie and Dr. Kim Carmichael, I love you both and thank you for everything you have done for me.

To my best friend Donna Sewell, thank you for every appointment that you attended with me. I love you. To my sisters Lois Hammond and Debra Harris, thank you for your prayers and
constant encouragement.

To Bessie Wright, cancer volunteer, who always drove me to every appointment, you were a God-sent angel in my life (thank you). Gerri Anderson, thank you for cooking for me
and for all your prayers.

Thanks to Dr. Anees Chagpar, an awesome doctor, and to all the staff of Radiology at the Smilow Cancer Center. If it hadn’t been for God’s graces, I wouldn’t be able to say, “My name is Diane Goforth Doward and I am a survivor.”

To God Be the Glory! I am standing on God’s word,

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalms 118:17