Local breast cancer survivors share stories of hope

Three local breast cancer survivors share their stories at ATSU

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in honor of that, several local survivors shared their stories at A.T. Still University in Kirksville on Friday.

Each of the three survivors shared their stories in hopes that their experiences will help the medical students at A.T. Still become better doctors.

Friday afternoon they discussed everything from treatment options, to prosthetics and the role of faith in their recovery process.

Each survivor had very different experiences during treatment, but they could agree that their doctor's support made a significant difference.

While the underlying focus of the day was improving doctor/patient relationships, these women also hope to inspire other women in their fight against cancer.

â??I'm a survivor of 14 years, so I'm very blessed and so this way I can help other women see that you can survive this, and I just appreciate having the time to tell my story," said Connie Maxey, a breast cancer survivor.

If you're looking for a way to get involved in the fight against breast cancer, the Mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held in Columbia on Sunday.