1. Mother’s Day - Valerie G. Coin

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    “I would climb out of my window and count the stars and ask God to make everything right.” An Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor, Valerie grew up in North Carolina with five brothers and six sisters. Growing up with alcoholic parents, Valerie dedicated her time towards basketball and religion during her youth. She now works at a school and sees life differently after her double mastectomy, realizing the importance of “being mentally, spiritually and physically healthy.” She now sees her life “as being happier and more joyful” and grows from the support of her husband Keith and child Penny. In regards to her cancer, “I can encourage others to fight and not to lose hope. That’s the most important thing – to not be helpless.”

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    • Too Soon To Quit - Tim Herron

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      Tim’s story begins in 1978 when he joined the Airforce Academy and embraced his belief in Jesus Christ. A working pastor, he was plagued by headaches in 1998 and was ultimately rushed to the hospital by his fellow pastors, where his “huge brain tumor” was discovered. Having Glioblastoma, he was given four months to live. However, “dying was not an option” for him and he continued fighting, writing a book titled “Too Soon To Quit.” Developing neurological problems after moving to Houston, he is now in a wheelchair and sometimes feels discouraged, annoyed and helpless. However God helps him and despite the fact that “He is difficult to walk with,” Tim would nevertheless like to magnify himself through him.

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      • Grace and Mercy - Pearl Burton

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        “I didn’t know if I was going to live or die, but I knew that I had to claim victory.” Forty-seven year old Pearl is “not ashamed to tell you how old I am, because I’m fabulous.” A rebellious child, she is sassy and outspoken. Doing a lot of singing in high school, she sang at the Grace Community Choir and the South East Inspirational Choir (the premiere community choir in Texas). Working as a flight attendant at age twenty-six, she did a lot of traveling and had some boyfriends, “but it was all physical.” In 2008, Pearl was diagnosed with breast cancer, and was afraid, because she did not know whether she was going to live or die. Mother to son Jalen, Chemo was “worse than child birth,” however, she was happy to get “two new girls” when she had her bilateral discectomy. A member of the African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization, she now works there and claims “my life to date is fabulous.”

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        • The Good Side of Cancer - Amal A. Faragalla

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          “If I felt bad, I used to hide, so this way my kids and my husband would not see how bad it was.” Originally Egyptian, Amal was a Senior Salesman she retired at age sixty-two and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Never being sick in her life or complaining, Amal was strong-willed and went to MD Anderson for her treatment, where she had “angles for doctors and nurses,” In 2009, Amal lost her husband to bladder cancer. Throughout her treatment, her daughter was the most inspiring person for her and encouraged her to see her grandchildren grow up. Her advice for anyone, and especially her children: “no matter what, you need to check with your doctor – sick or not.”

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          • Never Too Late To Explore - Jane Saladin

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            Seventy-six year old Jane, whose nickname ‘Susie’ “created a dichotomy in my personality”, is a Miami raised French and Irish descendant who studied Music Education and Voice. A lover of education and tennis (which she started playing at forty), she taught classes for adults, won some tournaments and worked at St. John hospital as a temporary employee. Discovering she had breast cancer in 1991, Jane’s biggest fear came true. Joining a cancer network during her treatments, she found a venue to talk to others, since it was difficult to talk about it elsewhere. A mother of three children who are all married now, she is now cancer free and continues to follow the three life lessons her grandma taught her: “you can always tell a lady by the way she treats those who are paid to serve her, a fine store cheerfully accepts returned merchandise,” and “a good dentist never pulls a tooth.”

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            • My Cup is Half Full - Malinda H.

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              “I knew I was going to be fine. And I was.” Forty-two year old Malinda was diagnosed with Leukemia eleven years ago and was given three days to live after her diagnosis. The mother of two daughters, she was shocked, scared and mad, while simultaneously dealing with the pressures of a divorce. Developing Encephalitis from her treatments, she spent three years in a wheel chair. However, through all her difficulties, she had no complaints. In fact, she enjoyed cutting off her hair, since “I didn’t have to worry about coloring it, or cutting it, or styling it, or washing it…it was an awesome 10 months.” Observing her situation optimistically, her cancer helped her bond with her father and she learned that “I was never alone, even though I thought I was.” When it comes to her biggest life lesson, she observes: : “you either look at the cup half empty or half full. I look at it half full.”

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              • United Arts

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                • Latorre Anderson-Jogger

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                  • Glenn Challenger Editing Sizzle Reel

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                    This is a quick edit showcasing clips from my corporate work, short films, commercials, and work with Preston & Steve and Philly Style. Cut to "10AM Semiautomatic" by the very awesome Black Keys.

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                    • MD Anderson Sugar Land

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                      A spot I directed for MD Anderson Sugar Land.

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