When Carol reflects back on her journey with cervical cancer, she has a daily reminder of what helped her get through it each time, a tattoo on her arm with her personal motto inspired by her Great Aunt Anna.
After her wedding in 2012, Ashley was a 28-year-old newlywed ready to check things off her bucket list before starting a family. She was in the best shape of her life and preparing to qualify for a global CrossFit competition, but after many years of abnormal pap smears, she had to get a colposcopy. When her biopsy results came back, Ashley was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
In February of 2021, 63-year-old Trina was having a normal evening at home when her life changed suddenly. She fell to the floor and remained there for two hours, unable to move. When her husband walked in, he called 911 immediately. Trina had suffered a stroke, but this reality didn't hit her until days later as she laid in a hospital bed and began regaining more awareness.