To inspire your own feelings of Hope, here are 5 stories of women who have overcome unthinkable situations. From the death of a child, spousal suicide, cancer diagnosis and an adverse medical reaction, these women could have given up ~ but they did not.

Stories of Hope – Melissa

Last year at this time, I was kept sedated for two weeks following surgery on a difficult-to-diagnose tooth abscess. After ten days, the swelling in my neck showed no signs of subsiding, so a nurse suggested to my husband, Shawn, that he question my direct relatives about any allergies they may have. Following this advice, [...]

Stories of Hope – Dianne

My name is Dianne Ladouceur and I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014 at the age of 44. I underwent a double mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemotherapy and 40 rounds of radiation, followed by a full hysterectomy. Following my mastectomy, I received prosthetics however due to scar hypersensitivity, I was unable to [...]

Stories of Hope – Charlene

The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was tell my four children their father has died. He jumped off the Ambassador bridge that morning. My kids and I were living at my parents for a few months after our divorce in January. My marriage of 17 years had ended sadly. Dean struggled with addiction [...]

Stories of Hope – Anita

A message of Hope and Miracles… Hello, my name is Anita Riccio-Spagnuolo and I am a childhood Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 4 Synovial Sarcoma Cancer at the age of 11 in 1991. I was young but I understood what the word “Cancer” meant and I knew I had a battle in front [...]

Stories of Hope – Chantelle

"Grief is love unfinished” - A simple quote, yet the headline of my story. My name is Chantelle, and I became a bereaved mom at the age of 26. Here is my story.A story of a little boy with determination and superhero strength.A story about creating a legacy...when all I wanted was to fade away. [...]