Summary: Today we wear pink because we support and care for those who are diagnosed. Jesus didn't pink out but one day he will ride and completely overcome all sicknesses and all things.

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My brother was diagnosed at the age of 47 walked into the hospital and within 3 weeks after driving himself to the hospital, being checked out for what he thought was just symptoms of flu. Mike Roberts never walked out, but within 3 weeks he left this world. That is why I wear pink today to support, to remember, to care, and to advocate screening.

1. The following are some testimonials I found on internet of those effected and diagnosed with cancer.

Shawn Bunch 30 years old:

Because I was only 30 years old when I was diagnosed, at first it was hard to believe I had cancer. And it has been difficult to explain to our children what has been happening. But the experience has been eye-opening for me. It has shown me what is important in life, and the people who are most important to me. This past Christmas, I could feel how much I was in a different place compared to a year earlier. During the first round of chemotherapy, I was upset and angry, and could not understand why this was happening to me. But this year, I could see what a blessing it was to spend time with my family.

Phyliss Trimble age 50 The chemotherapy was difficult. I had some pain, some mouth sores, and fatigue. My bones ached and the pain medication was not helping. For all of these issues, my care team at CTCA was there to help. I had medication and supplements to control nausea. When I had to go to the local emergency room for the bone pain, my doctors at CTCA stayed in communication with the hospital.

I was reluctant about getting a second opinion when my husband first suggested it. But now when I speak with people diagnosed with cancer my first recommendation is: get a second opinion. That is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Today I am feeling great. I have some residual fatigue, but I know that will go away with time. We celebrated the completion of my treatment with a trip to Las Vegas. My husband has given me strength through this time, bringing me back to reality when I needed it, helping me to laugh, and keeping me grounded.

CTCA was its own kind of motivation. The care that was given to me there got me through a difficult time, and I’ll forever be grateful for that.

Terrece Crowford stage two breast cancer I believe that what we go through in our lives shapes our character for the people we become, if we let it. I think it helps us be stronger for whatever will happen in the future. Just as God knows the beginning and end, I trust that His ways are beyond my understanding and to daily let Him direct my life.

Although I would not have chosen cancer, it has been a blessing. Along this cancer journey, my life has been enriched with beautiful people and experiences. It has taken on new meaning and a new direction.

I am so grateful to have come to CTCA. This truly is a special place. I feel like I “get to” come here, not like I “have to” come here. The doctors and other personnel have been so wonderful, helpful and sincerely compassionate, not only on the first day, but throughout my entire journey. CTCA really is a gift to cancer patients and a hospital unlike any other.

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