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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message. The deadline for submissions for the month of January 2017 is Saturday, December 31,
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
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.