Lauren McCormick’s Essay

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By: Lauren McCormick I was ten years, three months, and two weeks old when it happened.  When my mom came rushing out of the bathroom to the computer that morning.  I was sitting I her room, so I saw the look on her face. I was ten years, three months, and three weeks old when she […]

Ben Klein’s Essay

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By: Ben Klein My mom’s diagnosis with breast cancer caused significant changes in our house. For example, during the process of chemotherapy, my parents would often spend evenings away from home for the treatments. This meant that I would be alone for hours on end, which, while admittedly enjoyable at first, eventually proved to be a […]

Mikayla Hutchins Essay

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By: Mikayla Hutchins  People, even ones I barely know, often stop me to ask me about my mother’s health and about how I am doing. If I have the time, I might give them a quick update on recent scans and how the current treatment is being tolerated. But usually, I’ll tell them that everything […]

Friday Family Spotlight: The Grubbs’ Family Vacation

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Josh Grubbs 2017 Participant Family Member September Oak Island, NC Before the retreat, I never got to spend much time with my brothers or mother, partly due to being so busy, and partly to my own selfishness. At the retreat, I got to spend quality time with them, and had an amazing time. It felt […]

“And You Thought Going on a Retreat Was Great; being a VolunSTAR is Even More Amazing!”

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Elaine Case September Lake Tahoe, CA Having been a past recipient / participant in an LPHOH retreat, I can honestly say that being on the other side of the event as a VolunSTAR truly rivals the former experience! It was unexpectedly fulfilling to serve these families and to see the relief, happiness, and joy in […]

Life After Pink

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By: Amanda Gold During the fall of my 8th grade year my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an attempt to find something good to go along with a cancer diagnoses she looked up, “free things you can get if you have breast cancer.” This google search is what started my now five year […]

Friday Family Spotlight: Flipping the kayak in New Smyrna Beach

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Erika Balza 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor November New Smyrna, FL Our blessing of being chosen for the 2017 LPHOH New Smyrna Beach retreat came in August, through an email received while we were on another cancer retreat. Due to how the other cancer retreat turned out, I initially said an emphatic “NO” to my husband, […]

Friday Family Spotlight: My journey became a happy place

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Jeanine Cheney 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor November New Smyrna, FL This retreat was just what I needed to help me regroup, destress and most of all the wonderful families I connected with, helped me to understand I was not “alone”. from my journey. The kindness, love and support that is given by the wonderful director […]

Friday Family Spotlight: Regroup, Refocus, Renew & Re-energize

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Katie Edick 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor October Myrtle Beach, SC Being a part off Little Pink allowed me time to slow down and enjoy my family. We needed time as a family to re energize. I was very intentional with making sure I was caught up at work so I did not have anything to […]

Friday Family Spotlight: Grateful beyond words!

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Jennifer Falls 2017 Participant/Breast Cancer Survivor November New Smyrna, FL I remember applying for the Little Pink retreat on Easter Sunday 2017, this was about 1 month after my diagnosis. My world had spun out of control and the dust was kind of settling! It felt good to try and have some control in our […]