November is National Marrow Awareness Month: A COTA Mom is Grateful for Her Son’s Bone Marrow Transplant

2017-11-02T09:51:47+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

November is recognized as National Marrow Awareness Month in order to raise public consciousness of the nearly 10,000 U.S. patients who are waiting for a life-saving bone marrow transplant. For one Connecticut family, this month of gratitude will include an expanded Thanksgiving table thanks to a non-related bone marrow donor who gave their son a [...]

Happening Hero: Jennifer Pownall, Making Gray Matter

2016-09-18T19:44:29+00:00 September 18th, 2016|

Have you ever though of how you might handle a difficult diagnosis like 3 Meningioma Brain Tumors?  What if that diagnosis came to you a week before Christmas?  Something like that might cause a person to want to bury their head in the sand, but when that diagnosis was explained to Jennifer Pownall of Northeast Philadelphia in [...]

Help A Happening Survivor in Her Final Fight

2013-12-06T08:00:22+00:00 November 18th, 2013|

You may remember the very inspiring poet who shared an intimate poem with us during our Happening Survivor campaign in 2012. The Happening Survivor campaign was an initiative to bring breast cancer awareness to our community, especially in young women. You can read many inspiring tales of strength and vigilance from young local women how grabbed [...]

Happening Survivor: Amy L.

2012-11-02T21:10:40+00:00 September 20th, 2012|

  Amy & Sean before her diagnosis Amy L. was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in September 2010. Rewind to April 2010, Amy and her boyfriend had just purchased their first home with plans of marriage and building a family together, but those dreams were soon put [...]

The Wedding Dress Party

2012-09-19T10:16:35+00:00 September 19th, 2012|

Every little girl dreams about her wedding day, and most importantly the gorgeous, breath-taking dress she hopes to wear. With the declining economic climate, many couples have had to downsize their wedding budgets making way for innovative planning techniques and hopes of thrifty shopping finds. Thus The Wedding Dress Party was born; local bride and founder [...]

Happening Survivor: Jodi I.

2012-09-26T08:59:34+00:00 September 4th, 2012|

There is no time more exciting in your life than preparing to have a baby. Life is all roses and sunshine, until the black cloud of breast cancer unexpectedly rolls in and a downpour of unplanned life changing events occur. Happening Survivor, Jodi, experienced just that in March of 2009, as she and her husband [...]

Happening Survivor Poetry

2012-08-15T09:26:37+00:00 August 20th, 2012|

Another empowering poem by Happening Survivor Amy S., a local breast cancer survivor I am screaming inside I am bleeding inside I am crying inside I’m dying inside […]

Happening Survivor: Michelle E.

2012-09-06T08:36:56+00:00 August 15th, 2012|

I was a busy woman in 2006 – a part-time practicing attorney, wife, mom to two kids ages 3 and 6, and household manager. Breast cancer was not on my “radar.” How could it be? I had no family history of the disease, I was only in my 30s, I had had my first pregnancy [...]

Happening Survivor: Empowered

2012-08-09T07:38:03+00:00 August 8th, 2012|

Happening Survivor Amy S. was kind enough to share this very moving and inspirational poem with Philly Happening readers. We hope that Amy’s words move you the way they have us, offering inspiration, support, empowerment, understanding or whatever positive emotion you take from her words. I cry sometimes when I am alone; Wondering if one [...]