Cancer Survivors, Their Stories


Melanie Liesener

Melanie Liesener discovered that her relationship with her husband, Jay, became stronger when she battled cancer. For the first time in her adult life, she had a caregiver. Read Melanie's story


Laurel "Micky" Hughes

A diagnosis of abdominal carcinoma taught Laurel "Mickey" Hughes what is important in life, she says. "You don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. You have to keep having fun and being with the people you love." Read Laurel's story


Lisa Parker

At age 40, Lisa Parker did not expect to be diagnosed with breast cancer. It was especially hard on her 9-year-old son Joshua. Yet, both he and her 14-year-old daughter Tori helped her as much as they could. Read Lisa's story


George Robinson

George Robinson says he doesn't know what he would have done without his wife and daughters when he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. Read George's story


Elaine Coulbourn

As a paraprofessional for Howard T. Ennis working with special education children at Frankford Elementary School, Elaine Coulbourn's focus is on helping others. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2007, she kept working as much as she could. Read Elaine's story


Genevieve Hughes

When Genevieve Hughes was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2007, she said it felt as if she were hit by a ton of bricks. Read Genevieve's story


Linda Norris

Ray and Linda Norris have faced the world together for 46 years. When Linda was diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized to the brain in 2003, they faced that together, too. Read Linda's story


James Oliver

A diagnosis of testicular cancer in January 2007 did not squelch the determination and sense of humor that James Oliver has maintained throughout his life, says his wife, Joyce. Read James's story


Debbie Lau

Debbie Lau did not expect to meet the man who would be her caregiver when she started taking Tai Chi lessons a few years ago in Camden, Delaware. But the physical and mental strength she learned from her teacher, Dr. Ming Lau, as she studied Tai Chi has helped her fight her breast cancer while he stayed by her side. Read Debbie's story


Armeta Scott

Armeta Scott and her husband, Othello, had been married to each other and then divorced when they were young. In 2004, 39 years after the divorce, they remarried. Read Armeta's story


Sharon Hansen

Sharon Hansen is a fighter, and she battled cancer with the same determination and energy that she has used throughout her life. Read Sharon's story


Richard McElwee

Richard and Doris McElwee have gone through life together with a positive attitude. Read Richard's story