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Surviving Well: Kina, Breast Cancer

To say that breast cancer changed Kina McMillian’s life would be an understatement. To say that breast cancer changed her life in a profound and meaningful way would be more accurate. Kina has the unique ability to find the good … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marcie, Breast Cancer

“We don’t live at the edge of the world, but you can see it from here,” says Marcie Harkness about living in eastern Colorado in a small rural town named Towner. Marcie has been a wheat farmer there for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Hope, Colon Cancer

Hope Hawn is no stranger to intense situations. As a victim advocate for the Lakewood Police Department, Hope responds to crisis calls to provide comfort, support and referrals. Ironically, Hope has never felt particularly comfortable around doctors. For many years, … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Tamara, Breast Cancer

Tamara Berry has been working for Denver Water for 24 years, currently as an application developer. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and her 8-year-old daughter, who is in the 3rd grade. When she’s not cycling on her road … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Maria, Breast Cancer

Maria Orozco was living a busy life in Denver with her family, including seven grandchildren, when she noticed some discoloration on her right breast one day in the shower. She thought it might just be a bruise, but when she … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Linda, Breast Cancer

Linda has been a rancher her whole life and is now enjoying her “retirement” – working on her ranch in the San Luis Valley. “We raise cattle and sheep, and I’m pretty sure we are the drop-off point for every … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Louise, Breast Cancer

Louise Thomas has been a house nursing supervisor (CAD) at Rose Medical Center for almost 20 years. In June, she felt what she describes as a “twinge” in her right breast. She did a self-exam and felt an unusual hard … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Mardi, Breast Cancer Survivor

When Mardi was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she had one very important supporter – her mother, who was dealing with ovarian cancer.  Because of the history of ovarian and breast cancer in her family, Mardi was always vigilant … Continue reading

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