Doreen has had quite a journey over the past year!
She was diagnosed on December 6th, 2007 at the age of 49, then had 6 rounds of chemo first to reduce the tumor from December-April 2008. From there she underwent a lumpectomy in May of 2008, and had 33 radiation treatments that ended this past September.

She has been married for 30 years to her husband Rick, “who is the most loving and caring person. I could not have gotten through this without him.”

She has two loving sons, Jeremy 29 and Josh 17, a daughter in law, Tracy, two beautiful granddaughters, Haley 6 years old and Jaidyn 7months old.

Doreen says:
I am so thankful for all my family and friends who were there for me. This journey not only made our family closer, it’s made me a stronger person. I have been touched by such caring people and meet so many new friends during this past year which I will cherish each day. I came across this phase and I found it to be my inspiration: Count your smiles instead of your tears Count your courage instead of your fears.

Photography by Ro