Surviving breast cancer is triumphal for the survivor and inspirational for their family, friends, and, well, all of us. The Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund celebrates breast cancer survivors. Check out these survivor stories…
2023 Survivor Celebration
October 4, 2023…what a wonderful evening. The Richland County community came together to celebrate Richland County women who ‘never gave up’ or ‘never gave in’ to breast cancer. Here are some of their stories…
I’m Cynthia Beard and I am a two-time breast cancer survivor. First time eleven years. Second time eight months.
The most difficult thing about the diagnosis was learning all the information about cancer and telling my family. The most difficult thing about the treatment was losing my hair and being sick the whole time. I am so grateful for God and for everyone who helped me and loved me through my battles.
Cynthia’s Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
I’m Nancy Hartman and I am a breast cancer survivor. Two years.
The most difficult thing about diagnosis and treatment was understanding everything that goes into the diagnosis, treatment plan specific to my type of cancer, and ensuring I drank plenty of water and ate foods high in protein and iron. I am so grateful for my faith, family, friends, and all the prayers I felt.
Nancy’s Quote: “Cancer messed with the wrong Chick.”
I’m Libby Whitten and I’m a breast cancer survivor. Forty-three years.
The most difficult thing about diagnosis and treatment was having a 7-month old child at the time. I am so grateful for the Lord Jesus Christ being in my life and seeing me through it all.
Libby’s Quote: “I live to fight and I fight to live!“
I’m Kelley Litzinger and I was a breast cancer survivor. I raised funds to support breast cancer in Richland County for 23 years. My journey ended in 2020. If I were here today, I would gladly celebrate with you. I am grateful to my loving family and friends at this table who carry on my legacy.
Kelly’s Quote: “I never saw what bravery was until I saw it in my mom fighting cancer.” — Cassie Mateo
I’m Barb Phillips and I’m a breast cancer survivor. Nine years.
The most difficult thing about diagnosis and treatment was the effect it had on my mindset and thought processes. I am so grateful to God and for the support of the Pat Kracker organization and my family and friends.
Barb’s Quote: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37