“I went through a divorce and cancer at the same time in 2008, but I got through that. I had cancer for the second time in January 2012, and I have had pulmonary hypertension (PH) since March 2012. Life sometimes is not easy, but I have learned to not to dwell and just keep going. I am a senior, 69 years young and on oxygen 24/7. God willing, next year I will have knee surgery.

“These challenges have not beat me; I try to be positive and keep busy as much as I can, as long as I am feeling OK. I surround myself with positive people that inspire me to keep going. I live with my son, daughter-in-law, and three grandkids who are 14, 10 and 3 years old. We are one happy little family. When I get a little sad, which we all do at times, I pray and God is always listening. Again, I keep going.”