Sharon Nelson - Survivor of Stage III Rectal Cancer
1 hr 58 min

Sharon is a teacher, an Instructional Technology Specialist, a plant-based food enthusiast, a wife of a very supportive husband, and a mother of three amazing kids! Sharon has been cancer-free for six years.

  • 00:00:00 How cancer was discovered
  • 00:05:30 Inspired by fellow survivors
  • 00:07:00 Re-diagnosed
  • 00:10:35 PET Scans
  • 00:18:40 Speaking with children about cancer
  • 00:23:40 Caregivers getting the support they need
  • 00:29:00 What we can not control
  • 00:34:15 Creating a support network
  • 00:36:45 Bert’s Stage IV Diagnosis
  • 00:48:05 Family and friends struggle with our diagnosis 
  • 00:51:30 Freedom through sharing my experience
  • 01:00:10 Getting a second opinions
  • 01:16:00 Fecal Incontinence
  • 01:24:22 Second Opinions revisited
  • 01:22:00 Disability and Employment Rights
  • 01:33:00 Colostomy
  • 01:39:30 The power of forgiveness
  • 01:47:00 Compassion for others

- recorded 5/16/2020

 

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