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“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live”


This was a quote by Stuart Scott, an ESPN anchor who bravely fought cancer. This quote is so true! When Darren was diagnosed, he refused to succumb to the diagnosis. As scary and daunting as this diagnosis was; we realized that we are LIVING today!


In 2009, Darren was diagnosed with brain cancer. Then in 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I know shocking that both husband and wife can be diagnosed with cancer.   It was the hardest thing we’ve ever been through and I honestly thought there were times my life would never be the same again. Here’s the crazy part: Our lives are NOT the same, but they are so much better!!  Believe me, it’s hard to explain, but I fully believe   getting a cancer diagnosis should change you. It's a time you need to look with. 


Thankfully, Darren has the best attitude of anyone I know!  It helped immensely when I was then diagnosed. I remember he would NOT accept his diagnosis when his Doctors gave him a year and a half to live. He said, ” I have kids, I’m a husband, a friend.. and I have a LOT of living to do!!”. So that is exactly what we have done.   We understand and know that worrying doesn’t take away troubles, it takes away today’s peace.  We focus as much as we can on the moment.  Right now, in we are healthy, happy and safe within our bodies. 


We created our podcast show, Not today Cancer to share our story with you. Hoping it will help give someone hope who is newly diagnosed.  To prove to people that they CAN get though a diagnosis and be happier on the other side.   We created these resources that we would be honored if you took part in!



Changes I've Made Since My Diagnosis


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