Category Archives: Living Well: Survivorship Stories

You can support survivors of abuse by bidding on these unique denim-inspired art pieces!

They are beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art, just like the survivors they represent. Local artists have designed five stunning denim-inspired pieces for the 2015 Hope Shining Blue Art Auction, and now is the time for anyone to go online and place … Continue reading

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How you can help abuse survivors like Jenny find their voice

“I would scream all the time. I didn’t think I was being heard, unless I screamed.” Jenny Vang describes the anger and rage she carried with her for most of her life. She had been sexually abused at the age … Continue reading

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How can a pair of jeans make a statement about sexual abuse?

An injustice in Italy sparks an international day of protest and a way to show support for survivors of sexual assault. This year, Denim Day is being recognized on April 29 and there are many ways you can participate and … Continue reading

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She was bullied as a child and lost her self-esteem, how Cindy finally got the COURAGE to be herself

Depression runs in Cindy’s family and she’s struggled with it for most of her life. Over the years she’s been desperate for help, even trying electric shock therapy multiple times. But it wasn’t until she went through the Partial Hospitalization … Continue reading

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Survivors: we’re here to celebrate YOU!

Day in and day out, many of the women and men who stand beside us to care for our patients have been touched by breast cancer personally. And many are survivors themselves! This week, meet Jacqi Akert, NP with Aurora Health Center … Continue reading

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Janna’s Story: What Cancer Gave Me

At age 32, Janna Ripp had never taken any serious medications or even stayed overnight in a hospital, so you can imagine how her world came to a stop when she was told she had cancer. “The air felt like … Continue reading

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They’ve got spirit, how about you?

Joe and Tammy Lefeber’s team at the Lombardi Walk for Cancer in Oshkosh definitely turns heads and inspires people. And they are surely ones to beat as the reigning champs of the Team Spirit Award for four years running. “We pick a theme … Continue reading

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