Your Pictures of Success!

We asked you to send us photos showing how you’ve overcome your cancer diagnoses to accomplish great things. Here are our favorites!

By
Health Monitor Staff

“Race for the cure!”
“Here I am [center] with two Maryland news anchors after I completed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley, MD, in October 2012.”
—Holly Lamont, Wyomissing Hills, PA

“Unbreakable me!”
“This is a picture my 6-year-old son took during my chemo treatments. I began exercising an hour a day during treatment and I won’t stop. This is a local park where I was walking with my family.  I am halfway done with chemo and consider myself unbreakable! Best of all, lots of people don’t even know that I am wearing a wig!”
—Jeanne Ireland, Suffolk, VA

“Go, team!”
“This is a picture of me [right] and my twin sister completing the Cape Fear Ribbon Walk in 2012. My husband took this picture and every time I look at it, it reminds me of the love and support I received during my battle, and all that we overcame. Cancer is not a one person fight!”
—Juanita Kenner, Hope Mills, NC

"I went skydiving!"
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer eight days after my 39th birthday. In April I began chemotherapy. In June, my best friend and I decided we should do something we've both always wanted to do but never had...go skydiving! We scheduled it after my fourth of eight treatments—a celebration of being halfway through!"
—LaDonna King, California

"I found a sister!"
"This photo was taken in September 2012, during my last day of chemotherapy and my cancer warrior 'sister's' second to last day of chemotherapy. Jennifer and I met and became the best of friends—as close as sisters—via treatments and we still remain friends. We are cancer survivors and warriors who continue to fight together for a cure!"
—Karen Dorse (right), Woodbridge, VA; pictured with "sister" Jennifer Ashley, Oakton, VA

Keep ‘em coming! We loved your pictures so much we’d like to see more. Email yours to editor@healthmonitor.com. We may publish your photo in an upcoming issue of Living With Cancer or on HealthMonitor.com.

Published
October 2013