December Survivor of the Month
They fill the pages of our comic books and grace the screens of our most exciting films. The notion of a superhero has endeared itself to our culture in ways that have transcended generations. Part of the appeal of these grand characters is the fact that in the darkest moments and times of greatest challenge they rise up to exhibit strengths that we can only dream of having. The heroes of our imagination are characterized by capes and cowls, loud uniforms and fantastic powers. In real life, however, heroism is much more subtle. December’s Survivor of the Month, Harriett Snooks, knows all about the courage it takes to preserve through terrifying peril..
November Survivor of the Month
In the quietest moments of our most solemn desolation, if you listen closely enough, you can almost always hear the music. Life, much like a song, has a series of high points and lows. While the tempo and the beat will change from time to time there is a familiar refrain underneath which guides us through each day. Perhaps no one knows this better than November's Survivor of the Month, Jamie Herbster. For years as a singer/songwriter, Jamie has used her talents to connect with strangers through the gifts of word and note. In December 2010, Jamie’s song would begin an unexpected verse, a journey teeming with challenges. Through her experiences, she would reconnect with that harmony buried deep inside of herself and rise to the challenges that she faced. Jamie would learn to embody the music of her soul, a simple song called courage..
October Survivor of the Month
In many ways, the story of a woman’s life is essentially a journal of the different people that she becomes. Inside each of us lie the many different rays of personality that help to define who we are and how we are seen by others. For October’s Survivor of the Month, Thea Jenkins, that spectrum contains the story of a community activist, a hair stylist, a hard worker, a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a fighter, and a poet. In October of 2007, the resume of Thea’s life would include another entry: breast cancer patient. .