I Survived...Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

I Survived...Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

On September 30, 2016, Nicole was diagnosed with Stage 2 Mediastinal Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. At that time, Nicole didn’t know much about the disease or anyone who had it. Following her diagnosis, Nicole endured months of aggressive inpatient chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. While receiving treatment, Nicole was inspired to give back after receiving a care package from volunteers. God placed a calling on Nicole’s life to use her diagnosis to help others and bring awareness to Lymphoma. It was on Nicole’s hospital bed that the Nicole Cares Foundation was born.

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We Survive...and We Thrive!

We Survive...and We Thrive!

The survivor series was birthed out of my personal belief that we are united by shared experiences.  I wanted women to come together, to share their stories in a space free of judgement and critique and my prayer was that their stories would help free someone else.  It wasn’t just about writing about the bad things that happened to us but about how we survived them, how we thrived in spite of the obstacles and how resilient we are.  I just knew this series would be powerful and inspiring.

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I Survived...Breast Cancer

I Survived...Breast Cancer

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women.  Today, Guest Blogger, Alene Adams shares her story of survival.

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