Category Archive: Survivor Spotlight

Oct 03 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Margie

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A Mother’s Day Story About a Proud Mother and Mother-to-be by SCTA Volunteer Joanne Glosser Jaeger Margie’s Surgery: My first surgery, in December 1983 for a tumor at L4 took place at NYU Medical Center, New York. My second surgery, July 1, 2003, was at Beth Israel Hospital the INN, New York for tumors at …

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Oct 03 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Kennedy Anne Snyder

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Kennedy Anne Snyder A Story of Love and Friendship by the Circle of Friends Committee Kennedy Snyder was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocyoma in October of 2002, and at 2 1/2 years old, underwent surgery immediately. Life changed not only for Kennedy and her family, but for her friends as well. On Halloween, instead of …

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Oct 03 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Kent Davis

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Kent and Diane Davis by SCTA Volunteer Joanne Glosser Jaeger A real life “Yours Mine and Ours” Kent’s Surgery: June 1999 Home: Martinez, GA a suburb of Augusta (home of the Masters Golf tournament) Kent’s occupation: Works for a Dept. of Energy contractor that provides security at nuclear facilities for the past 15 years. Prior …

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Oct 03 2012

Survivor Spotlight – 2006 SCTA Conference

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2006 SCTA Conference by SCTA Volunteer Joanne Glossner Jaeger People from all over the country attended the SCTA conference, held in Baltimore MD in August 2006. Some of the many attendees were: Valerie Burnett (screen name:Valerieb) from Nevada; Missy Mandel (missym) from Toronto, Canada; Jeff Snyder (kennedy’sdad) from Connecticut; Terri Bsullak (SkiJunkie) from Virginia; Winona …

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Oct 02 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Sheri Fermino

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A Valentines Day Story with… Sheri Reddington–Fermino and Dana Fermino by SCTA Volunteer Joanne Glosser Jaeger We live in Plymouth Massachusetts (where the pilgrims landed). Dana works at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant as a Security Shift Supervisor as the Security System’s Analyst and has been there for 20 years. Our children’s are: Sheri’s Garrett …

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Oct 02 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Kerry Royce

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Kerry Royce – by volunteer Joanne Glosser Jeager Who is Kerry? I’m 52, the father of two wonderful daughters. I had my tumor resected in 1990, and then I had a recurrence in 1997 and had another resection. I’m just tingling and vibrating from the neck down. Anyway, that’s where I’ve been, not where I …

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Sep 16 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Mary Knotts

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Mary Knotts – By SCTA Volunteer Joanne Glosser Jaeger I am 50 years old, married and have a daughter Michelle (Shelly), and 2 cats. Yes I am a crazy cat lady. I love to do scrapbooking and read and do Sudoku puzzles. Twenty -two years ago I was very excited when I found out I …

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Sep 16 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Nikki Meredith

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Nikki Meredith – By SCTA Volunteer Paul Knipler Ah, summertime! Remembering what it was like and what it meant as a young person brings back fond memories and many smiles. No school, no cares, no worries; a whole life ahead of you and your friends. But what if that life was interrupted by a spinal …

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Sep 16 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Richard Smith

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Richard Smith – by SCTA Volunteer Sharma Howard Some people recovering from spinal surgery might use their condition as an excuse to take a medical discharge from the Army, but not Richard Smith. A sergeant and senior cook with the 1st Infantry Division of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Baghdad, Smith had a …

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Sep 16 2012

Survivor Spotlight – Teri Koehler

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Teri Koehler – By SCTA Volunteer Paul Knipler The current Spotlight personality is a woman with not only an incredible SCT story but an equally incredible desire to live life to the fullest and she certainly has done her best to do just that with the help of a loving family and friends. Teri Koehler’s …

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