Action Hero Survivors

Nominate yourself or someone else to be HERA’s next Action Hero Survivor.  Ovarian cancer affects women of all ages, all races, all backgrounds.  Young or old, we want to hear from you.  Action Hero Survivor stories educate other women who may be going through the same thing.  Tell us about your journey.  Who or what got you through the experience?  What did you learn during the process?  Did your perspective change?  Send us your story along with a JPGs to post. Email your submission to:  info@herafoundation.org.  Thank you for sharing your story!  You are a hero!

Margaret Imai-Compton UPDATED

Margaret Imai-Compton Outreach and awareness of ovarian cancer is one of the HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s biggest priorities. We’d like to thank Margaret Imai-Compton for sharing an update to her story and for continuing to inspire us throug… Read More
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Margaret Imai-Compton

Margaret Imai-Compton, Mountaineer My journey with ovarian cancer started on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa over a year ago.  It was February 2013. One of my expedition members from Boulder, Colorado had lost her best friend to ovarian can… Read More
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Patsy Hinson, Advocate

Telling it like it is . . . I love to travel and have fun! I also am a volunteer foster mom for rescued Boston Terriers and enjoy helping dogs find their forever homes. I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2006 and had a recurrence of this… Read More
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Luci Berardi, Yogi, Author

April 23, 2013 It is with sincere gratitude that I proclaim, I am an ovarian cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in October 2010 with Stage IV ovarian cancer. I was diagnosed with metastatic cancer because it had spread throughout my abdomen and to my r… Read More
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Sheila Wright, Professor

December 1, 2012 Today I’m sitting at home in Denver, robust, happy and feeling healthy.  Eagerly awaiting the holidays, I’ve gone for an early walk, posted on my blog, gone to yoga class, had coffee with a friend and answered some e-mail and te… Read More
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Marianne Lipcsei, Positive Thinker

OVC and Me It’s March 20, 2012 and I am waiting in the office of Amy Mulder for a consultation on how to help my post-menopausal symptoms.  Lately, I have noticed bloating and painful intercourse.  After a yeast infection at the end of Februa… Read More
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Paulette Yeatts, Humorist

Paulette Yeatts has a quirky perspective on living day to day with cancer, sharing her thoughts on coffee, the effects of chemo, patience, and learning to co-exist with the “elephant.”  For a humorous take on a serious subject, watch Pau… Read More
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Susan Garlow, Adventurer

For my life…I have been in the mountains. The flowers have been my Louvre The waterfalls my symphony The stone my pillars The wildlife my joy Sometimes in the mountains I am cold and and tired and hungry and it hurts But the journey and the des… Read More
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Barb Marr, Personal Trainer

After reading all of the Action Hero Survivor stories on the HERA website, I realized how much I would like to be included on this list of amazing women. I had the honor of meeting Samantha, beautiful Samantha, in 2006, and again in 2008, at the Salt… Read More
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Shannon Routh, Teal Diva

My name is Shannon.  I am from Charlotte, NC.  I am married.  In July of 2009, I had just returned from my dream vacation to France.  Not even a month later, following a few trips to the gynecologist with complaints of abdominal pain, I was sitti… Read More
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