Danny Box: Even Cancer Can’t Conquer a Servant’s Heart

Danny Box says his faith and the community around him have provided uplifting support throughout his cancer journey.
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Encouraging others through life’s most difficult and devastating moments isn’t just a part of Danny Box’s role as a pastor – it’s in his DNA. 

So when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, members of his congregation swarmed to be by the Box family’s side, wrap them in love, and lift them up in prayer. It’s a special kind of support that has carried Danny through his cancer journey and helped him continue to inspire and encourage others along the way. 

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Chantal Rice: Fighting Cancer on Her Terms

As managing editor for Austin Woman magazine, Chantal Rice finds it difficult to slow down. 

Chantal Rice credits her partner and caregiver Thomas for supporting her through her cancer journey.

On any given day, she can be found in her North Austin office providing editorial oversight for a magazine dedicated to dishing out thought-provoking stories that inspire and support women.

“During the 10 years or so I’ve been with the company, we’ve done so many stories about how we, as women, often overwork ourselves, and how illness impacts our health. I wasn’t prepared for it to happen for me,” said Chantal, who discovered a lump in her breast during a self-breast exam in late 2018.

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Tamara Scott: When Giving Up Isn’t an Option

Imagine you’re a 36-year-old single mother to a toddler, working full-time as a healthcare administrator by day, college student by night. You’re healthy and lead a busy lifestyle. There’s a new mammogram machine at the clinic where you work. You’re not due for your first mammogram for another four years at the age of 40 but it’s free for employees, so you go for it. Results from the mammogram were inconclusive, so you are referred for a breast ultrasound and biopsy.

Now imagine receiving a phone call after-hours from a physician at your office. It’s not about work – it’s about your test results revealing you have breast cancer, and it has spread to lymph nodes under your arm.

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From Cancer Comes Strength: Melinda Fiebig “Hearts” Inspiring Others

Some of life’s big moments stick out in our minds. For better or worse, the memories are so vivid that recalling these experiences is akin to reliving them. For Melinda Fiebig, Valentine’s Day is one of those days.

On Feb. 14, 2017, Melinda underwent a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan that revealed she had stage III ovarian cancer. Her diagnosis was followed two weeks later by surgery to remove her uterus, cervix, both of her ovaries, appendix, part of her intestines, and the cancer cells from her abdominal lining. Melinda’s surgery lasted many hours and necessitated a longer-than-anticipated recovery in the hospital.

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