Brittany - Finding Rewards When Life Throws You a Curve
Every newlywed expects some adjustments. Married life is different than single life. Maybe there's a new place to live, new responsibilities, new plans for the future. That's all to be expected. Cancer is not to be expected, and Brittany and Jake Bova still find their reality to feel well,... Read more
Karen - 'You Don't Have to Stop Your Life'
Karen Bova has fought cancer twice and each time brought a different lesson. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer in the right breastductal carcinoma in situ or inside the milk ducts. "Because it was non-invasive, they were able to do a mastectomy and reconstruction It took me a... Read more
The Heroes Project 2017
We've been introducing you to Heroes in Gwinnett Magazine since 2009. Men, women and children. Our neighbors, our family, our friends. Remarkable individuals all. We wanted to celebrate survivorship by telling the stories of ordinary people in the extraordinary circumstance of fighting cancer. We wanted to encourage them and... Read more
Lisa - 'God, Use Me'
When her surgeon called with the results of her biopsy, Lisa Roulhac was taking care of her two-year-old grandson. "I'll never forget that day. He was lying on the bed. My surgeon called me. It's cancer.' I didn't hear anything else. I couldn't scream, because I was going to... Read more
Paulette - Too Busy for Cancer
The first time she had cancer, Paulette Zinkann was just too busy for it. It was 1995 and she was 39 years old, working as a preschool teacher. Her breast cancer was found and diagnosed from a mammogram. "My doctor walked in and said, You're not going to die... Read more
Kim - 'You Never Expect to Hear Those Words'
In retrospect, Kim Houston will tell you she should have acted sooner. "I was fatigued. I could never get rid of that lethargic feelinglike you're coming down with the flu. I was having some stomach cramps and rushing to the restroom. I put off going to the doctor for... Read more
When Michael Yi tells the story of his cancer journey, he sounds like a grateful man reciting the stories of a hundred blessings. As for all cancer patients, Michael's diagnosis came at exactly the wrong time. His family had just taken a cruise, his home was in disarray from... Read more
Emily - A Saving Hug
The healing power of touch. It's a phrase we hear often. Maybe it's even cliché. But not to Stephen and Naomi Thornton. Not when a hug helped save your daughter's life. September 20, 2016 started out just like any other day when you have three children under 6 and... Read more
OrthoAtlanta Gwinnett Expansion Brings Added Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Services
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists has recently remodeled and expanded its Gwinnett office with additional exam rooms, convenient onsite magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), C-Arm imaging, and an expanded physical therapy facility. The OrthoAtlanta Gwinnett office serves the orthopedic and sports medicine needs of patients in the greater Duluth,... Read more
Greens and Grains
Dedicating more of your plate to fresh-from-the-garden produce as well as rice and grains can lead to a healthier lifestyle, according to Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian and award-winning chef and nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser". "Most of my adult clients who are not veggie lovers usually had little exposure... Read more