August 28, 2014 is a day I’ll never forget. It was the day I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. By the time I finished seeing the doctor and arrived at home, our friends, family, and pastor were there waiting for us to give their prayers, support, and encouraging words. Immediately following my diagnosis, we had people sending cards, gifts, organizing meals, watching our kids, and giving support no one can ever even imagine. Then came a benefit fundraiser that was unimaginable and filled with so much love and support for my family and me. Three years later, I am still fighting cancer and we still have the same support as we did on day one. As I shop up town or walk down the street, people stop me to give encouraging words to continue this fight. There is no where I’d rather be than living in small town Manning, Iowa. And for that I am beyond thankful!