The Simmons Family-Emerald Isle 2018

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Tanya Simmons 2018 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor August Emerald Isle, NC I was diagnosed with de novo Stage IV breast cancer in July 2016. I was 39 years old, had not even celebrated my one year wedding anniversary, and had 4 children with the youngest just having turned one year old in May of 2016. To […]

Emerald Isle Little Pink

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Kelli Willets 2018 VolunSTAR August Emerald Isle, NC Emerald Isle Little Pink retreat was the most rewarding vacation I have ever taken off from work. Serving these breast cancer families was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I have made lifelong friendship with the Little Pink team I volunteered with and the 10 […]

Little Pink on the flipside. Participant to volunstar

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Katie Edick 2018 VolunSTAR September Grand Haven, MI Little Pink Houses of Hope is forever imprinted on my heart. Last year I was a participant being loved on to the max and this year I got to be a volunSTAR. To put others before me. To see the families interact. To see adults and children […]

The Wellborn Family Retreat

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Jodi Wellborn 2018 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor September Lake Tahoe, CA Since returning from our retreat, I have felt empowered to pay it forward. I have told everyone I know who has been affected by breast cancer about LPHOH. The retreat restored my faith in people and helped me remember how far a little kindness can […]

The Copp Family Retreat that was everything

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Rachel Copp 2018 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor September Lake Tahoe, CA I was in a very low point before our retreat. I was considering quitting my job because I was sad all the time. I was getting up every morning with a depression that almost made me call out all the time. On top of that, […]

The Mayer Family’s Ocean City Retreat

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Lisa Mayer 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor June Ocean City, MD When I received the phone call that I won a retreat to Ocean City, Maryland from Little Pink Houses of Hope I was in disbelief. How could I be so lucky to have won this for my husband and I. It came at a perfect […]

Our 1st real vacation since diagnosis

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Jennifer Roush 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor May Scottsdale, AZ Going into the retreat we didn’t have any high expectations, we were just grateful to have a real vacation for the 1st time in almost 8 years. When we arrived and taken to our home for the week, we were blown away and couldn’t imagine that […]

A family unlike any other

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Leticia Rivera 2017 VolunSTAR June Sedona, AZ This retreat was special in many ways. My family went to the Lake Tahoe retreat in 2015. This time around being a volunteer, to be on the giving side, was truly everything and more. This was my first one but also I was with my mom Lynnette Rivera. […]

Spencer Fluharty’s Essay

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By: Spencer Fluharty The most revealing aspects of an individual’s true personality and morals emerge when pushed to the most devastated state humans can reach. One of the most devastating events is the diagnosis of a terminal disease. Typically the grief and hysteria is looked upon as the defining feature of terminally ill people. However, […]

Dylan Reece’s Essay

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By: Dylan Reece  I was riding home from middle school one day and I knew my parents were acting weird. When we arrived home, my parents sat my little sister and me down on the couch and said we have something to tell you. At this point I had many things going through my head. […]