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Stories of Inspiration

Stories of the fighters, believers, and survivors who've inspired us with their determination and hopeful spirit.

  • Donna Tally

    Donna Tally: Finding Purpose in Beating Cervical Cancer

    Donna Tally is a fast-moving mother of four who puts the needs of her children before her own. However, when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, Donna turned inward and found her purpose though cancer survivorship: advocating for cervical cancer screenings and promoting awareness among women like her.

    “I’m so thankful to Texas Oncology, that these doctors, radiologists, nurses, etc. give their lives to help people and do it with a smile on their face. They make the patient feel seen and understood.”

    Donna Tally
    Cervical Cancer
  • Peggy Hutton

    Peggy Hutton: Embracing a Cancer Diagnosis Without Delay

    After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis following a mammogram she almost postponed, Peggy Hutton became a strong advocate for annual screenings.

    “Peace of mind is worth a lot more than whatever you had in mind. So, get your mammogram every year, don’t delay it.”

    Peggy Hutton
    Breast Cancer
  • Carolyn Pyle

    Carolyn Pyle: Defying the Odds

    A stage IV lung cancer diagnosis didn’t stop Carolyn Pyle from remaining positive and living her life during and after her two-year treatment journey.

    “Cancer wasn’t my first choice, but we managed, thanks to great care and good fortune.”

    Carolyn Pyle
    Lung Cancer
  • Coral Delaplaine

    Coral Delaplaine: Treating Every Day as a Gift

    Coral Delaplaine worked as a teacher for years before facing a lung cancer diagnosis. While her time in the classroom may be over, we can all learn a lesson in facing adversity with grace after learning her story of positivity and perseverance throughout multiple lung cancer diagnoses over the past 16 years.

    “Live in the moment. Every day is a gift.”

    Coral Delaplaine
    Lung Cancer