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Ginger’s Journal: The Call

Ginger’s Journal: The Call

Monday morning rolled around and I got a call at work from the doctor’s office. I was asked to come back to the office because the doctor wanted a few more pictures of my breast. The lady was very nice and said don’t worry, it’s routine, and that the doctor…


Ginger’s Journal: The Mammogram

Ginger’s Journal: The Mammogram

My life was going in the right direction. I am of a mom of 4 wonderful sons: Joshua, 29, Matthew, 27, Dustin, 19, and Jacob, 4. I have one Grandson, Colton, he’s three. I have a great husband who is a full time paramedic with Alachua County. I work full…


Cancer: The 2 words Ginger Elmore would not say when she learned she had it.

Cancer: The 2 words Ginger Elmore would not say when she learned she had it.

Ginger Elmore is a very special woman. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she is off on her path toward recovery with all the spirit inside her body. Through her video and online journals, she is taking us with her. Get ready for interesting travels. Sometimes, 3 words…


Just One Thing. Cancer, You Might As Well Step Back. My friend Ginger’s Comin’ Through.

Just One Thing. Cancer, You Might As Well Step Back. My friend Ginger’s Comin’ Through.

A funny thing happened when I was asked to find a breast cancer patient treated on our campus for an interview with a television news reporter for a story during breast cancer awareness month. I made a new friend. Her name is Ginger Elmore. Ginger was diagnosed with an early…


Just One Thing: The Fight to End Cancer Begins With One Step

Just One Thing: The Fight to End Cancer Begins With One Step

Time is so valuable these days. I’m a working, soon-to-be mom with a busy schedule. Even though each and every one of us probably feels like there is not enough time in the day, there is always time to make a difference. Cancer is a deadly disease that has taken…


Cancer – The #1 Killer in Our Community

Cancer – The #1 Killer in Our Community

Not everything you hear about cancer is true. There are plenty of myths out there that either have you scared for no reason or having you doing things to prevent cancer that do not affect the disease at all. In any case, there is a lot to learn about cancer,…


Cancer Survivors Share How They Battled Back

Cancer Survivors Share How They Battled Back

Janie Harris and Kim Bosshardt, breast cancer survivors, have two very different stories with the same result — being cancer-free. Watch this WCJB-TV 20 report on how the ladies battled back and what kept them going through their treatment.


Just One Thing: Cancer. We’re Coming For You.

Just One Thing: Cancer. We’re Coming For You.

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to information about cancer, I find myself getting a little overwhelmed. Many contradictory recommendations have been released about screenings that can actually save our lives, but instead of trying to figure out which ones to follow, we turn the other ear….


Women and Cancer

Women and Cancer

Today is October 1, and that means it’s the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will see plenty of pink all over our community, including the front of North Florida Regional Medical Center where 500 flamingos are literally Standing Up to Breast Cancer with a big pink ribbon of…


Why Paula Chose Weight Loss Surgery

Why Paula Chose Weight Loss Surgery

Most parts of Paula Darby’s life are pretty great, and she wouldn’t change them. She adores her husband. They have great kids. Plenty of friends. Trained as an OB Nurse, she’s good at her work and enjoys it. But there is another part of her life that she has been…


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