June Survivor of the Month
A rock is cast into the center of an otherwise placid lake, fracturing the surface and sending a series of ripples cascading outward in all directions. The once-still waters are, in an instant, transformed into a portrait of commotion; tumult where there was once tranquility. It is an unexpected collision that has lasting impact. In the summer of 1997, Sharon Smith’s life was as peaceful and undisturbed as the waters of that pond. At the time, Sharon was an advocate for public health as a professional and enjoying a healthy lifestyle of her own. The prospect of facing a major illness was far from the top of her thoughts. That would change in the month of June when she discovered a lump in her left breast. .
May Survivor of the Month
May’s Survivor of the Month, Zeleekha Jenkins-Strong, knows firsthand about the importance of hope and the power of courage. In the spring of 2013, Zeleekha would make a discovery that would change her life and perspective forever..
April Survivor of the Month
As dark clouds gather on a distant and ever-changing horizon, it is natural for people to react to their arrival in different ways. Many will see impending doom, and the clouds themselves as harbingers of bad things to come. Others, like April’s Survivor of the Month, Valicia Bess, know that without the occasional rainfall, one cannot truly appreciate the sunshine..