Lisa is inspiring because she had to be the fence post in her family. She is humble and doesn’t have anything to prove. During our meeting it took some time for her to open up and tell me about her experience with breast cancer and how it affected her family. The following paragraph is in her own words.

I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor. My husband is also a cancer/leukemia survivor and we have 4 sons, ages 11-17. Prior to my diagnosis and after being a stay-at-home mom for many years, I decided to return to college for a second career. Despite going through surgery and treatments for cancer, I was able to graduate with a nursing degree in May 2010. I currently work part-time as a RN for an eye doctor and also do volunteer work for cancer research. Although our family has been through some difficult journeys, I can now honestly say that I am thankful for facing cancer in my life. It is through these trials that have led to the increase in my faith and perseverance to face difficulties in life and the blessings which our family now cherishes.