LaTasha Monique-Lyndon Greer, born August 17, 1981 and received her wings on August 1, 2020. Tasha was a wife and mother of five children. She strived to live a life that exemplified Christ. She loved God and made sure she was an example of the ways of Christ, and her desire was that family/children will follow her footsteps. Tasha was always caring and willing to help others no matter how big or small the task was. Tasha enjoyed working beside her husband with their business "Chuck's Creations", as well as assisting on the field as a cheer mom for their daughter, Peyton. She attended every game and practice until she falling ill with breast cancer. Her love and support was insurmountable. Tasha was a member of the Young Survival Coalition and Inheritance of Hope Organization. Tasha joined Living Brave Through Breast Cancer Family on 04/15/2019. She showed each of us how to Live Brave Through Breast Cancer. Tasha was determined to NOT allow cancer to dictate her life. She continued to support the organizations and people even while dealing with health challenges. Tasha founded her own organization named "Latasha Greer Christmas Foundation" to support families who mothers are stricken with breast cancer and cannot shop for their children. She also asked me to assist her with making sure her foundation will continue by helping families during Christmas, shop for toys. Living Brave TBC is determined to ensure "LaTasha Greer Christmas Foundation" legacy will live on!
IN MEMORY OF HONORING MRS. LATASHA GREER
My name is Zell. I am the Founder and CEO of Living Brave Through Breast Cancer. I am also a two-time breast cancer survivor. I launched Living Brave TBC in 2017 after a need for financial assistance was denied while battling breast. cancer. Unfortunately, this is a common theme among breast cancer survivors/fighters. No one should have
My name is Zell. I am the Founder and CEO of Living Brave Through Breast Cancer. I am also a two-time breast cancer survivor. I launched Living Brave TBC in 2017 after a need for financial assistance was denied while battling breast. cancer. Unfortunately, this is a common theme among breast cancer survivors/fighters. No one should have to fight cancer alone or need help financially while fighting for their lives. Our organization is based on a referral from medical facilities, family members, or friends. My goal is to build this organization to become a strong family membership of fighters, survivors, caregivers and supporters to help and support as many people as we are able to. I strongly believe in each one reach one.
I am the Class of 2017
Shamico Harvey was born in 1986 in Detroit, MI. After graduating from Cass Tech in 2004 she went on to obtain an engineering degree from the University of MI (where she met her husband Dorian Harvey). In May 2016, at the tender age of 29 years old, Shamico was enjoying life as a wife, a railroad employee, mother of two children (ages 1 an
Shamico Harvey was born in 1986 in Detroit, MI. After graduating from Cass Tech in 2004 she went on to obtain an engineering degree from the University of MI (where she met her husband Dorian Harvey). In May 2016, at the tender age of 29 years old, Shamico was enjoying life as a wife, a railroad employee, mother of two children (ages 1 and 3 at the time), an active member in her church, and an MBA student when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She thought this diagnosis would be a death sentence for her - - but God! Shamico underwent many rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, had a double mastectomy, experienced total hair loss, reconstructive surgeries, and ongoing hormone therapy. There were times when she was doing homework for her graduate courses while in the hospital bed, waiting for surgery. Shamico was thrilled to receive the ‘all clear’ from her oncologist in 2017. God used modern medicine to aid in His healing power for His glory and to forever change Shamico’s perspective on life. Shamico credits being alive and well to her Almighty God. I am the Class of 2017
My name is Geane Trotty, I am a wife and a breast cancer survivor. I am also the god-mother of Zell who I cared for during her battle with breast cancer. Unbeknownst to my knowing, all along helping Zell, I had breast cancer as well. Two years after helping my daughter, I received the dreadful news that I was diagnosed with the big C.
My name is Geane Trotty, I am a wife and a breast cancer survivor. I am also the god-mother of Zell who I cared for during her battle with breast cancer. Unbeknownst to my knowing, all along helping Zell, I had breast cancer as well. Two years after helping my daughter, I received the dreadful news that I was diagnosed with the big C. I was determined not to allow this dis-ease have rights to my life without a fight. I can say today I am cancer free! PRAISE GOD! I am here to support my fellow Sisters and Brothers who are and were diagnosed with breast cancer. I have FAITH we can win this battle called breast cancer. I am the Class of 2017
My name is Claudia. I'm blessed to be five years past cancer on my right side and four years past on my left. I evicted Mort and Marty (yes, I named them) and since then I am learning to live with my new body. It has been a challenging journey and I continue to have pain that is a constant reminder of the warrior I have become. Because
My name is Claudia. I'm blessed to be five years past cancer on my right side and four years past on my left. I evicted Mort and Marty (yes, I named them) and since then I am learning to live with my new body. It has been a challenging journey and I continue to have pain that is a constant reminder of the warrior I have become. Because of this journey with breast cancer twice, I have found new confidence in my ability to overcome any challenges I may face. I identify with the Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. I even named my new business Phoenix Tax. I have found that there is life after cancer. I particularly enjoy finding solace in gardening my back yard which I call Giverny, named after my favorite artist, Claude Monet's home in France. I ground myself daily when I take off my shoes and feel the earth under my feet. I am now slowing down and smelling the flowers. I think that quote was written by a cancer patient who has learned to appreciate the small things. Moving forward, I feel it is my mission to inform people about the importance of genetic testing (if there is a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer) and getting yearly mammograms. In my case, I missed my mammogram appointment because I was busy taking care of my business and my family. By the time I rescheduled, my breast cancer was at stage 2. Looking back, I wish I would have made my health a priority at that time. Additionally, had I known about genetic testing, I could have better prepared myself about my chances of getting cancer and made an educated decision regarding my health. If I could help even just one person to get checked, my mission will be accomplished because early detection saves lives. You take care of everyone else and your health should be a priority. I am the Class of 2018
I was born to the union of Gordon and Norma Wells, Dec 30,1962 in Detroit Michigan I am fortunate to have 2 birthdays. I felt The Lord God of Israel hands all over the place on June 22 ,2007 the day I was born again on an operation table! I don't remember how I got over. My grandma used to say "... you can make it if you try" ?My grandd
I was born to the union of Gordon and Norma Wells, Dec 30,1962 in Detroit Michigan I am fortunate to have 2 birthdays. I felt The Lord God of Israel hands all over the place on June 22 ,2007 the day I was born again on an operation table! I don't remember how I got over. My grandma used to say "... you can make it if you try" ?My granddad taught me how to "shoot for the moon, you'll land among the stars" We may look down and out because we had no hair anywhere, especially eye brows. I looked at my self after the chemo took all of my long and short hair, and I thought to myself as the prayer warriors went to the Lord God of Israel in prayer for my strength, I saw deep into my self preservation. I knew the devil is and was a lier and the truth ain't in him. I may have looked strange, but I had peace within my heart and mind. Thanks for all you do for the survivors the prayers of the righteous saved me.
I am the Class of 2018
My name Latoya Jolly, 34 years young, full of life. Having a difficult pregnancy with unusual symptoms that doctors tell me this pregnancy is not causing. Had my daughter on June 18, 2018 came home with her June 21 just for me to be readmitted later that night for three days. Doctors had to run test on me because my legs and feet were b
My name Latoya Jolly, 34 years young, full of life. Having a difficult pregnancy with unusual symptoms that doctors tell me this pregnancy is not causing. Had my daughter on June 18, 2018 came home with her June 21 just for me to be readmitted later that night for three days. Doctors had to run test on me because my legs and feet were big as elephant trunks, hurt, black and hard. Still had shortness of breath because of fluid on my lungs due to my heart working harder then it should have to (heart failure). The doctors kept asking was I healthy before the pregnancy and yes I was. One doctor said, so you were never diagnosed with cancer before? No, should I be worried about cancer? He said just rest, we are running test, you will feel better before you leave here. God had already looked out for his daughter( me). By the third day my heart was beating correctly, no sign of heart failure, no blood clots though my legs, swollen went down in feet and legs, fluid on lungs almost completely gone!!
I was nursing my baby when I felt a lump on my left breast. I didn't think much of it, maybe a duct gland with a built up of milk. I promised my doctor I would go get it biopsied on in mid July of 2018. In August of 2018, I received the news that it was breast cancer and that it was aggressive which is the reason why it got so big so fast.
After I was over numbness, disbelief, and allowing myself to be scared that I was going to leave my daughter due to this disease, I started writing her letters, to let her know how much I love her, I realized I was giving this thing too much credit. I had to tell this disease about my God, My source of everything, my miracle worker, and way out of no way. My God has never left me and he most definitely will not leave me now. I stand firm on his promise, and my answer is Yes, I trust you Lord. I choose to praise my way through and depend on Gods word. I called myself a survivor while I was going through the test because I had already won the battle. With God by my side who should I fear, nothing or nobody. 3 biopsy's Lots of test
Meta port implanted beginning of October Chemotherapy started October 18, 2018 and ended January 24, 2019 * after the fourth treatment there was a ultrasound done a week later on December 6, 2018 to see the progress. The gulf ball size tumor was gone!! So its working, to God be the glory!! Surgery (partial mastectomy)Feb 21, 2019 to remove the tissues were the tumor was. * March 1, 2019 met with my doctor who did my surgery to figure out what was next. The report said no cancer cells found!!!! God worked it out!
Radiation started April 8, 2019 and I went mon till Friday every week till May 3, 2019. I got to ring my bell!!!
I did my part and prayed to my God, he did his part as usual he carried me through. To God be the glory. I pray my story bless someone.
I am the Class of 2018
My name is Rev. Linda Seatts-Ogletree, President/CEO of Release & Refresh Women’s Empowerment Series, Inc., a Non-profit Charity that improves the Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health of Women & Girls. I am an advocate of taking care of our bodies and making sure we get our yearly mammograms. I have faithfully received my yearly mammo
My name is Rev. Linda Seatts-Ogletree, President/CEO of Release & Refresh Women’s Empowerment Series, Inc., a Non-profit Charity that improves the Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health of Women & Girls. I am an advocate of taking care of our bodies and making sure we get our yearly mammograms. I have faithfully received my yearly mammograms since I was 40 years old. There are other forms of cancer that have impacted by family but not Breast Cancer. Therefore, it was a shocking surprise that I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in my left breast in 2007, especially since I had a “clear” mammogram six months earlier. An Educator at Wayne State University at the time, I had just been promoted 3 months earlier to the Director of International Students & Scholars. I couldn’t believe it! I had two 3.5-centimeter tumors in my life breast. A woman of Faith, I was human and asked God, “Why me?” He assured me He was going through the journey with me. I had 6 months of aggressive Chemo, lip nodes removed & a mastectomy. It was a long recovery, but I survived it. I thought I was done! Then in 2014, at my 6-month mammogram appointment, they saw something in my right breast. I can’t tell you how devastating that was for me! It came back as pre-carcinoma, stage one. Frustrated, I told my surgeon to give me a mastectomy and he refused and convinced me all I needed was a lumpectomy and Radiation. He said this doesn’t compare to Stage 3. Needless to say, I went through the process again, and am so grateful to be cancer free! It was a long, hard journey but God’s grace allows me to be here and tell my story! In fact, I wrote and recorded a song titled, “You’ll Get Your Life Back,” to encourage Cancer patients/survivors that “this too shall pass.” God Bless You!
I am the Class of 2019
My name is Darleen Marie White. I am the proud mom of three wonderful children. My journey started with my routine yearly mammogram that I have not missed since I’ve began 20 years ago. They spotted something as they have done in previous years; we all thought it was going to be dense tissue as it has been previously. After an ultrasound
My name is Darleen Marie White. I am the proud mom of three wonderful children. My journey started with my routine yearly mammogram that I have not missed since I’ve began 20 years ago. They spotted something as they have done in previous years; we all thought it was going to be dense tissue as it has been previously. After an ultrasound and biopsy, I received the bone chilling news that it is the big C. I am grateful for the fast-moving process and early detection. I had my first surgery in April. Three days later I received another call to say the mass was much larger than expected, and I was rescheduled for a second surgery in May. I am currently undergoing radiation treatments, which is a huge task within itself. I am not complaining – completely grateful that I do not have to have chemo infusions. The doctors have suggested taking Tamoxifen pills (which is a 5-year chemo treatment) but I am opting out of that. I am completely confident that radiation will complete this process for me.
I am the Class of 2019
My name is Veronica Thomas. I am a 58 year old 2X Breast Cancer Survivor. I was first diagnosed in 2000 on the left side with Stage3. Then diagnosed on the right side with Stage 2. I became a member of the Living Brave Through Breast Cancer's Class of 2019 through recommendation of my youngest daughter. It was at that event when I
My name is Veronica Thomas. I am a 58 year old 2X Breast Cancer Survivor. I was first diagnosed in 2000 on the left side with Stage3. Then diagnosed on the right side with Stage 2. I became a member of the Living Brave Through Breast Cancer's Class of 2019 through recommendation of my youngest daughter. It was at that event when I met Zell Randle and discovered my Surgeon, Dr. Bland was on the Board. Zell and her team have been a Blessing at a time when I was at my low. I was wondering why this was happening to me again after 19 years. Being a part of the group help me to fight and survive. I am happy to share my story in hope that it helps other sisters like myself and encourage them. Welcome, Living Brave Through Breast Cancer's Class of 2020. We are in this together!!
(Class of 2020)
Kimberly Willis is a native of Romulus, Michigan. She is a wife, mother of four amazing kids, and First Lady of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church where her husband serves as Senior Pastor.
Kimberly is a stage III breast cancer survivor. Her battle began at the age of 34 years old. Through that experience, Kimberly birthed out her debut book Walk Through Fire. Her book details the struggle of having cancer and the treatment that is administered. The book also covers grief of loved one who lost their battle to cancer. What sets this book apart from other cancer stories is that it provides inspirational devotionals to encourage the reader.
During her battle with cancer, Kimberly also birthed out 49Rose, a fashion boutique for men and women. It focuses on inspiring your mood through clothes, accessories, and more!
Having the attitude of pushing through personal tragedies and her faith in God is the motivating factor in her success. Kimberly has a strong desire to motivate, inspire, and empower women and men through her fashion business, books, and community engagement.
Kimberly is a proud member of Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) and the NAACP.
(Class of 2020)
My name is Lenore Collier I am the birth mother of five children 2 Girls 3 boys I have raised 8 children three grandchildren. I am a woman of God I wear many hats as well. In 2001 at the age of 24 and giving birth to my daughter I have been fighting breast cancer. Presently just undergone a mastectomy of my left breast presently doing chemotherapy. After chemo is done, I will have my right breast removed and reconstruction. I believe in God to because healer, so I know that all things are working for my Good because He is a Miracle worker promise keeper light in the darkness. God has much need of me.
I am Class of 2020
(Class of 2020)
My name is Erica P. August 5th 2020, on my oldest son's birthday, I was diagnose with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. I am currently pregnant with a baby girl and going through chemo treatments.
October 15th will be my 3rd chemo treatment. I was scared at first because all I was worried about was my Little Lady. I wasn't thinking about myself. I had a talk with God and He came to me and saying, "Erica you over came so much in your life, you have to do this for you and your children"!
I wanted to break down because I felt like I didn't have nobody, and that I was alone going through this journey alone. I looked up different groups that gave me positive vibes good word encouragement I'm so thankful group like LB-TBC, SUCH AN AWESOME GROUP!
I am Class of 2020
(Class of 2020)
Hi everyone, I am Beverly Hollis 61, WOG, wife, mother, grandmother , auntie & friend. I have 4 sons , a grandmother to 11 & great grandmother to 1.
Last year in July of 2020, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which is very aggressive. Very scary when you get this news. It took me a while to process. Once I did, the journey began. Well of course, this journey begins always with much prayer & trust in God, because without Him we can't do anything.
I met with a team of doctors & received the treatment plan they had, which was chemo, surgery & radiation . Along with much prayer. We all know this could have gone a another way, but God!!
After the chemo, I went in for an ultrasound to see if the chemo shrunk the tumor. The first one they said it's responding, its shrinking. Still not out of the woods yet, but a good report! I continued chemo, afterwards I did a 2nd ultrasound. They could not find any cancer, she kept checking, no cancer! The doctors said I had a complete response to the chemo. They did radiation & removed the tissue where the tumor was, but no cancer.
All glory to my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ for healing my body & making me whole, again! I am so grateful and thankful to Jesus! All blessings flow from Him & through this whole process it was Him, who saw me through this entire process. It was not an easy journey and I'm still healing from the process of the treatment but I am so thankful for another chance at this life, on this side! Hallelujah!
I'll leave you guys with this: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not towards your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him & He shall direct your path ! God is a HEALER! Be encouraged in the Lord!
Beverly J Hollis
Servant of Jesus Christ!
(Class of 2021)
My name is Yovette Young. I am a wife and a mother of four. I was recently diagnosed with stage 1B DCIS. I have had a double mastectomy etc. I'm trusting and believing to see the Goodness of the Lord. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. Thank you for your love and support
I am "Class of 2021"
(Class of 2021)
My name is Rosalie Carter, 64, and I am a 2 time Cancer survivor. I am a single mother of 3, grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of my little princess, Wynter.
I am a retired telecommunications employee since 2016. I was ready to live my best life.
I had my annual screening mammogram on 2/22/21 which showed calcifications in the lower inner quadrant of the right and left breast . In addition a 29 mm mass was in the left breast. The final diagnosis was the right breast showed an intermediate grade ductal carcinoma in situ, DCIS. Today after a biopsy, two lumpectomies and ending in a double mastectomy on July 28th 2021.
I am Cancer free. Praise God.
I am "Class of 2021"
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Dorothy Starks (AKA Dot) born February 12,
1939 in Alabama…her parents Earth Bell and Author Reed has both moved to there new home in Zion.
Dot, was the oldest of her 12 siblings and at the age of 12 she received The Baptism of the Holy Ghost when Bishop C H Mason laid heads on her as he was just walking by. The anointing fell oh her and to this day she walks in the prophetic gift.
Dorothy married Coy James Starks June 30th in 1961 that union was blessed with 4 talented and anointed children 3 boys and 1 girl and they all serve in the ministry currently..
James was called to pastor which landed Dorothy to be The First Lady of Prayer Tabernacle COGIC where she served closely to her husband, she was a firm believer of the scripture whatever your hands fine to do , do it….she served for many years in so many different capacity’s from driving the church van picking up the saints, to locking the doors after service was over, reading a scripture, cleaning the bathroom, preaching and teaching the word Dorothy covered it all,
naturally sweet soft spoken, but she’s made a lot of noise the kingdom.
Dorothy served right beside her husband until God called him home May 14, 2019 Missionary Dorothy Starks a strong Virtuous woman.
(Class of 2021)
Hi my name is Erika Davis, I was diagnosed with breast cancer September 2020.
That diagnosis came two months before my 50th birthday, two months after my younger cousin’s diagnosis and two months before my oldest cousin diagnosis.
I never had a chance to fear cancer because I was already trusting God for a cure for all of us.
My medical team told me the chemo treatment I was taken was nicknamed the red devil, and I told them I will call it the blood of Jesus.
I rung the bell to celebrate my conquering cancer on April 22nd, sharing with me was two daughters, my parents, family and church friends.
I praise God that once I completed chemo and underwent a double mastectomy it has been an all clear.
God is a healer of all and my trust will continue to lay within him. Glory Be to God!!
(Class of 2021)
How did you find out you had breast cancer? My left breast had been extremely sore. I was able to feel a large lump, two weeks later I had a mammogram at Beaumont Royal Oak, then a biopsy in February 2020. What was your reaction? I can remember sudden panic anxiety and body went limp … It was Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and HER 2 Positive that required chemo and hormonal therapy. I don’t think anyone can be prepared to be told you have cancer. I questioned why me. What treatment methods did you undergo? My journey plan included chemotherapy, double mastectomy and 14 rounds of hormonal therapy. I read a lot and inquired from other cancer survivors about their experiences. With my first and second chemo, I did suffer with weakness, hair loss and appetite loss. How has your illness affected your perspective on life? I recommend sticking to a daily routine. I had to accept that I was now the patient and had to let others care for me … My faith in my family and it only became strong
(Class of 2021)
On March 19th I was diagnosed with breast cancer after going in for a mammogram following my twin sister diagnosis of breast cancer as well.It was very shocking I thought when my twin told me the news that was enough bad news; then who knew a month later I would be diagnosed. The only thing that bothered me was knowing that my twin treatment would be different than mine and way more stressful. I didn’t have to get chemo or radiation, but I had to have a double mastectomy. That very hard for me to go through with it, but I had to do what I had to do…going to the doctor every week was a strain. But watching my twin go through her treatment was very hard but she took it like a champ.
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