Georgia CORE is seeking portraits of Georgia’s diverse group of Cancer Survivors for this page, “Survivors’ Voices.” We have listed a few questions on the submission page to stimulate your thinking about sharing your personal experience.
We would greatly appreciate it if you can also provide a photograph. Please note that submission of your story includes your permission to have your story published on “Survivors’ Voices” and possibly featured in print or online media.
Mary Ann Hodnett: There's life after cancer. You are not alone.
Mary Ann Hodnett is a testimony to perseverance, dedication and having a passion for appreciating life. The year 2010 was a rough one for her family. Her husband lost his job in September 2009, and her father passed away in May of 2010. A few months later, her work partnership dissolved, and her Cobra insurance was slated to end in December. Then, the biggest hurdle hit. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in November.
Too busy: Susan McLendon
We’ve all been there – too busy to listen to what our bodies are telling us. In 2003, Susan McLendon was too busy; she was in graduate school and taking care of family members that were sick. So, when she noticed some breast changes, she initially ignored them.