Winner’s Circle

Are you a cancer survivor or know someone who is? Do you know a warrior who lost the battle to cancer and would like to honor their memory? Now is your chance to share your story and be a part of our monthly winner’s circle. Every month, we will select a story to be featured on our website. Stories will also be displayed on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you would like to share your story, please submit a brief story of 8-15 sentences of how you or a loved one overcame cancer or to honor someone special who lost the battle. Stories can be submitted via email or Facebook message. The deadline for submissions for the month of January 2017 is Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET. Stories submitted after the deadline will be considered for the next month.

December 2016 Winner: 
Miguelina P., Cancer Survivor

My name is Miguelina and I am a survivor of this disease called cancer. I was born in Queens, NY and raised in Brooklyn. In 2015, My fiancé and I moved from Puerto Rico to Hartford CT. I was diagnosed with cancer in September 2015. My surgeon gave me a year of recovery. I underwent chemotherapy and radiation this year without having a way to pay my bills and rent. My fiancé left me in the street. He took his things and left me in a state where I don’t have any family.

I called 211 and they gave me Maggie Gardner’s phone number to Gardner’s House, which has been the only one helping me when all the agencies have given me their backs … My surgery and treatment is good right now, but emotionally and physically, I’m not right. I’m having panic attacks and anxiety attacks. My left side does not work like before. I just want to be the person I was and look for a job and take care of my self.