Lisa – Sugar Land, TX

May 2018

A runner and traveler who has learned not to take small things for granted. Lisa is beautifully living life over cancer.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with cancer.

I am an avid runner and have already signed up for my first 5 k post treatment.

What brought you hope as you faced cancer?

Other people’s stories. Knowing that other people have been through what I have been through has carried me throughout this journey. The breast cancer Instagram community is amazing!

How do you live life over cancer?

On good days I put in some makeup and go about my business. I focus on the good days instead of the bad.

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? 

I found Hope Scarves on Instagram. I received my scarf a few weeks ago and I love it! I feel empowered when I wear it knowing that others who have traveled the same road have worn this scarf.

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

It’s amazing to know that others have been through the same experience and come out on the other side (during treatment this is such an important reminder). I am planning on donating all my scarves when my journey is complete.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about sending a Hope Scarf to someone facing cancer?

I would tell them that it is an awesome experience to receive the scarf and story from other survivors in the mail. I would encourage others to reach out to Hope Scarves.          

What is one of your dreams or goals for the future?

To travel — this experience has taught me to live life to the fullest!

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.” – R.J. Palacio, Wonder

If your friends or family describe you in a couple of words, what would they say?

Positive, caring and kind.

Please share something you learned facing cancer.

I have learned to not take anything or anyone for granted. I have also learned to appreciate the special moments in life no matter how small they seem.