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Embrace Unfairness with an Advocate’s Heart

“Embrace unfairness” is a phrase I read in a New York Times interview in the business section. I know people who are doing that in Oklahoma City -- one is a young woman named Tarah Warren and the University of Oklahoma Stephenson Cancer Center Board of Advocates...

Guest Blogger: Becky Durkin

Thirty Years Later The title of my book, Chemo on the Rocks: My Great Alaskan Misadventure, pretty much sums up the years leading up to diagnosis, and the aftermath of surviving a brutal disease while living in Ketchikan, Alaska. Humor rules the pages and I’m grateful I was one of the fortunate ones...

OKC Yogafest 2015

I was honored when the founder of Yogafest, Christina Forth, approached me about making T. Teal the benefactor of OKC Yogafest 2015. Christina told me that "giving back" is a primary principle of yoga, and so it was important to her that each year the OKC yoga community gave back...

Farmers Corporate Care Packing Party

I was very excited when the Farmers Corporate Office invited me to speak at their Women's Inclusion Network event.  I was asked to share my story of battling Stage IV Ovarian Cancer, and how I used such a terrible disease as a catalyst to spread hope to those around me through...

Why I Should’ve Shaved My Hair Before it Landed on My Pillow

Thank you Cindy for sharing your hair loss story on our blog in support of our Brave Shave services for anyone facing hair loss to treatment.  Here's Cindy's story.. Nineteen year ago, I, like so many of you, got the devastating news, " I have Cancer". I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer...

The Story of Zac Stice

No doubt a cancer diagnosis is a life changer, your schedule changes, your family has to make changes, you may even have to travel regularly or move to a different area. But it doesn't all have to be negative. I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December of...

Goodbyes Are Never Easy

I just got home from one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. We all know death is synonymous with cancer, but when you see a good person and friend suffering at the end of their fight it feels even more like an atrocity. In early 2013, during my chemotherapy...

I Am Tarah Warren

My name is Tarah Warren, and I’m a Stage IV Ovarian Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed with metastasized Ovarian Cancer in November of 2012, and since then endured two surgeries and sixteen months of chemo. Everybody knows cancer is a strenuous and excruciating battle, but you don’t truly understand the...

T. Teal and Beauti on The Go

I met the lovely and vivacious Brandi, Creative Director of Beauti on the Go when her team did hair and make-up for my best friend's wedding.  The June date was just a month after I'd finished twenty rounds of chemo, and although I felt so blessed to be a part...