Facing Mortality

I meet many strong women through this organization, and Erica Frazier Stum is no exception. While at Cervivor School two weeks ago in San Diego, Erica was fighting off fevers and was not feeling well overall and she never missed a beat.

She recently wrote about facing her own mortality, which is something many of you have faced or are facing right now. I hope you are as inspired by Erica’s words as I was.


1075677I should precaution you, this isn’t like any post I’ve had before.  This isn’t my normal “positive cancer post”.  This is a raw, unfiltered, real post.  This is the type of post most cancer patients keep neatly stored in his/her head and might not even bring out in a safe cancer support group.  Yet, here it is.  This will be hard to read if you know me personally.  This might be hard to read if you don’t know me personally but continue to follow my story.

This post is hard to hear because it deals with mortality.  It might bring up fears you have had for me that I have never really acknowledged.  I don’t write this lightly.  I know many of my readers, I am your wife, mother (once Wylee is old enough to read this story, if he chooses), daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, co-worker, friend.  I know this is scary.  I know it is something no one wants to talk about.  Yet, I need to talk about it.

Read Erica’s full post.

We Cried, We Bonded: Cervivor School West Recap

2015-09-25 15.01.29Anyone who attended Cervivor School West last weekend will probably tell you that it changed their life. Words really cannot express the bonding that occurred. Most that attended likely left with new best friends for life.

We’ve all had different experiences, but loss is universal. If you weren’t able to attend Cervivor School in San Diego, we hope to see you around the country or around the globe in the near future.

We know we’ve been posting the Cervivor School West recap video like crazy, but it truly captures the feeling of the weekend. You can also find a photo gallery on Facebook and more videos of our speakers on Instagram.

We love you Cervivor Sisters!



The Graduates …

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Our next Cervivor School is a one-day event in San Antonio, TX. And, if you’re in London, we’re headed across the pond in December for our first international Cervivor School.