Mary Lynn – Bardstown, KY

February, 2019

Mary Lynn is a bright spark.  Diagnosed in 2016 with Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, she shortly thereafter received a Hope Scarf. She then honored us by donating her story and more scarves to our program. We are so happy to share a little about this special bluegrass lady! 

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

Many don’t know that I am a beauty consultant at Walgreens in Bardstown, Ky.

What brought you hope as you faced cancer?

If God brought me to it (cancer) He could get me through it!

How do you live life over cancer?

I get up, dress up and thank God for another day with friends & family.

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? 

My older sister ordered a Hope Scarf for me. When I received the beautiful package, which contained the scarf & remarkable story of someone else who had gone through what I was going through, it was so uplifting that I cried happy tears! I put the scarf right on, and said “I can do this!”

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

It’s such a positive, joy-giving and hope-inspiring organization. I feel it gives each person that receives one a lot of HOPE, because the other person’s story makes you stronger.

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

Do it!!! Now!!! The patient will forever be changed by the beautiful scarf, and from knowing that when she puts it on she feels the “strength” from the other(s) who wore it so bravely !

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

To be able to say FIVE YEARS cancer free!

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

2 Corinthians 12:10 “For when I am weak, then I am strong..”

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

A pistol! Energetic, full of fun, never a dull moment.

Please share something you learned facing cancer.

After the initial diagnosis, you tell yourself “I’m going to fight this like a wildcat!”