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SHANNON ROUTH

(FOUNDER OF TEAL DIVA)

How has cancer changed your life for the better?  We want to feature your story.

MEET THE FACES BEHIND TEAL DIVA

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Helen Keller

July 18, 2017

Jump into a sea of teal at the ovarian cancer national conference. This post highlights my experience and hopefully answers your questions on what to expect.

March 8, 2017

It started four years ago. My husband and I were sitting in the living room watching TV. I had gone to the doctor earlier in the week. I have diverticulitis and every so often it gets infected causing pain in my stomach. My doctor agreed that it was a flair up and star...

February 28, 2017

My mother, Maria Valentina Martins, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February, 2010.  Her life’s journey ended too soon thereafter, on January 21, 2012.  As is too often the case, she was not diagnosed with ovarian cancer until Stage III.

For months prior to he...

February 20, 2017

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation (SROCF) humbly began 16 years ago, on a living room floor, with the goal to give women a fighting chance against ovarian cancer. At the heart of the foundation is Sandy Rollman, a remarkable woman who passed away from complic...

February 5, 2017

The last thing I was expecting at 32 years old was to be diagnosed with cancer.  I had 2 young children, ages 6 and 1 at the time.  I remember the fear and uncertainty that I experienced as I began the journey through months of medical issues, numerous doctors and coun...

January 25, 2017

When I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 25, over a decade ago, I could never have imagined my life now. In truth, initially, I didn't know if I would survive and then as time went by my thoughts went to what my quality of life would be post treatment —...

I am also known as “Teal Diva”.  I am an ovarian and breast cancer survivor.  In 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer, and in April 2013 I was diagnosed with Stage 2C Breast Cancer, and early onset BRCA 1 Gene. I also lost my aunt to ovarian cancer in 200...

January 10, 2017

No to O was founded in 2012 by Jean Ebert and Charlotte Ruth who became friends when both women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Their goals were to help other women in similar circumstances and to raise awareness of symptoms of the deadly disease, hopefully...

January 1, 2017

In 2004, I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I will never forget the shock and fear I experienced after hearing my diagnosis for the first time. I thought about my mother who passed away from ovarian cancer when she was just 39. We thought she just had a reall...

December 26, 2016

June 10, 2008 was the day my life changed; everything turned upside down.  I heard the words "your daughter has cancer.  It's stage 4."

My daughter, Heather.  Beautiful, smart, talented, kind...23 years old.  She'd always dreamed of dancing.  She was a fierce compe...

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