Survivor raises awareness of ovarian cancer

Good News Notes: “A Wareham woman is working to raise awareness of ovarian cancer this month.  Susan Grebber is herself a survivor of ovarian cancer, a disease she said nearly killed her. “I was lucky to survive it, I really was,”he said. Grebber was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after at least one doctor confused her…

Teacher cares for student’s newborn brother, mom has coronavirus

Good News Notes: “An elementary school teacher in Connecticut ​says she is taking care of a newborn baby boy after getting a phone call from a student’s mother who was eight months pregnant, when she was hospitalized suddenly with Covid-19 symptoms. Baby Neysel turned 1-month-old over the weekend, but his parents, Zully and Marvin, have…

Heart attack survivor says knowledge of heart disease saved her life

 Good News Notes: “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In February we celebrate American Heart Month. The saying goes, ‘You don’t know what you don’t know.’ For Judi King, knowledge about a problem she thought she’d never have likely saved her life. ‘I didn’t have high cholesterol…

Breast cancer survivor says fitness was key to her recovery

Good News Notes: “Donna Hopkins has survived breast cancertwice and lost part of her left leg due to an unrelated blood clot. But none of those trials has slowed her down. In fact, this lifelong athlete went on to become a competitive rower — and now she’s even thinking about trying ice hockey.” “I tell…

2K Announces $500,000 Donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®

Good New Notes: “2K today announced that the Company will donate $500,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) as the culmination of a partnership and fan activation surrounding the launch of WWE® 2K20 earlier this fall.” “The donation will support breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and critical support for patients and their…

Mom With Cancer Finds Angel Behind Act Of Kindness In Diner

Good News Notes: ” Sunday was a good day for Amy Pettenato, a mom who’s been fighting a fierce battle with breast cancer. Sunday, she got the chance to spend some quality time with her husband Mike and daughter Angelina at the Metropolis Diner in Medford. But what happened next is an extraordinary story that…

7Everyday Hero: Cancer survivor gives hearts of hope to those still in the fight

Good News Notes: “Willard needed her pillow in 2015 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following her double mastectomy, nurse navigator Ellen Buchannan gave her the pillow gift.” “It’s why she started JWill Pink Village. To date, the nonprofit has sent 2,500 pillows to people battling breast cancer across the country.” “How it works,…

Warriors on Water, more than breast cancer survivor team

 Good News Notes: “Warriors on Water have been competing in Dragon Boat racing for 10 years.” “The team brings together many women who’ve never played a sport but all share a similar battle.” “The Warriors On Water—are the only Central Florida team and they want to represent their hometown—as they dart off into Turkey Lake…