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Circle of Love & Hope: Mareta’s Story

Circle of Love & Hope: Mareta’s Story

By: Lori McNeill

Do you ever feel like you were meant to do something … as if your life has guided you toward serving a particular purpose? Or even that you’ve come full circle from one point in your life to a similar place, but as a changed person from the journey?

“I’m a spiritual person, and I believe God brought me full circle,” said Mareta Childs, Founder and Executive Director of Loving Hands of Healing Hope, a Tucson non-profit that provides spa services to those going through cancer treatments.

Mareta does seem to have come full circle to bring an idea to fruition: from supporting cancer patients as a single volunteer, to receiving support from friends during her own cancer journey, to providing support on a broader scale with a team through her salon and spa.

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Building Breast Cancer Awareness in Arizona: Holly’s Story | Arizona Oncology

Building Breast Cancer Awareness in Arizona: Holly’s Story | Arizona Oncology

By: Lori McNeill

Holly Rose’s Story

Holly Rose had just turned 39 when she read a Facebook post from a longtime friend reminding readers to give themselves a breast self-exam. She hadn’t been planning to schedule her first mammogram until she was 40, and she was not in the habit of performing breast self-exams to check for signs of breast cancer. Yet, after seeing that post, she did perform a self-exam … and found a large lump.

It was breast cancer.

“I’d caught it early enough to save my breast, and more importantly, my life,” said Holly. 

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