October Survivor of the Month
During difficult times when we find ourselves looking for strength, many of us take a deep breath, look ourselves in the mirror, and search for answers. As the reflection stares back, for a brief moment, we can see ourselves the way that the world sees us. Sometimes it is just the tiny lift that we need to keep moving forward. There are a few among us though who do not need a mirror to catch such a glimpse. Cynthia and Sylvia Whitfield are identical twins and over the years the two have shared much more than just birthdays. It was shared experiences, such as each fighting breast cancer twice, that have helped them to find the deepest strengths not only in themselves, but in each other as well..
September Survivor of the Month
Far from the sprawling salt marshes and the low lying lands of Coastal Georgia, there is a place in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains that Abigail Norton once called home. A native of Colorado, Abigail grew up with a love of the outdoors and a passion for creativity. She moved to Savannah in 2002 to pursue a graduate degree, the next step in the dream of building a career in illustration. .
August Survivor of the Month
In a warm August breeze, an American flag dances to a song that only a handful have ever really heard. The flowing stripes and stars are a powerful display; familiar to all, but sacred to only a special few. An American soldier, the sworn protector of our homes and our freedoms, is among the most inspiring symbols that our culture embraces; an emblem of valor for all to admire. Mary Carothers, a 29 year veteran of the Army, knows this well. She also knows that courage can be found in the most unexpected of places, from the scorching sands of the Persian Gulf, to the sterile hallways of a hospital ward. Mary also knows that there is perhaps no more perfect portrait of heroism than a soldier… with the possible exception of a survivor..