Jocelyne Busslinger: healing waters

Jocelyne Busslinger had never really paddled a canoe in her life, but when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 58, her mind went immediately to the idea of joining the Sistership Dragon Boat team.

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Rob Stauffer: leaning into Wellspring

Rob Stauffer took over 50 Wellspring programs in 12 months. This is a testament to the value of Wellspring, and also a very ambitious feat for someone who admittedly suffers with fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, and other long-term side effects of cancer and treatment.

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Jim Little: cancer to the tune of survival

Jim Little is three years past a radical cancer surgery that included complete removal of his stomach, spleen and several lymph nodes. His message to others facing cancer is … “Get involved with Wellspring, there are tons of good free resources there for you. Get involved with other support groups too, there is value in reaching out and connecting.” He also recommends music and calls his guitar a survival tool.

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Ann Dowling: journey to Wellspring volunteer

Ann Dowling may have battled breast cancer in 2011, but she doesn’t look back with regret, she views her current healthy life with positivity, and she is filled with gratitude that cancer led her to Wellspring. “I received so many benefits from Wellspring and now I get to volunteer and help others who have faced what I faced.”

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Lillas Hatala: opening to grace

At the end of December 2021, one year after losing her husband, Lillas learned that her cancer was back for a third time. It was a devastating blow during a period of deep grief. Immediately she became very ill and a new regime of chemo was prescribed.

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