Graceful Hope was started by the Rocha family. Grace Rocha and her daughter Erika were both diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, were I was treated. Sadly Grace passed away in 2008 and Erika, initially diagnosed at the age of 16, passed away in 2011.
I first met the Rocha family in 2012 when they asked me to share my survivor story at the 2nd Benefit. This past weekend I was once again honored to speak at the 5th Annual Graceful Hope Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Research. This year the funds raised were being presented to Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ.
Here are portions of my speech - The Threads of My Life.
|Speaking at the Graceful Hope 5th Annual Benefit|
Every Day is a Blessing!