Suzanne Lindley

Posting since May 30, 2016

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Living With Cancer Teaches Heartprints Are Forever
May 30, 2016
A dozen years ago, I was introduced to a new friend through Imerman Angels. Vicki had just been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer while I had been living with my stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis for several years. She wanted to talk to someone who had faced what she was going through. She needed a friend.

Vicki’s daughter, Julie, was about to graduate from high school and my daughter, Katie, would soon follow. Our lives were on similar paths. I was to be her mentor, but I could have never known in those first few phone calls the impact that Vicki and her family would have on my life. No one would have guessed that we would defy the odds, share ...

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Every Day is a Rocking Chair Day in Spite of Stage 4 Colon Cancer
July 23, 2015
Today is another magical day. Celebrations are abundant during this month starting with Independence Day, Karlie's birthday, my birthday, then mine and Ronnie's anniversary and Chloe Day. This day 29 years ago, I married the love of my life. I can remember every waking moment feeling like an incredible dream for months afterward. During those moments I was so much in love I couldn't imagine or believe that anything could bring more happiness. I wanted that feeling to last into our rocking chair days.

With each daughter, that joy became more complete. Our lives were sewn together with the golden gossamer threads of faith and family. As the years have dissapeared and time has faded, that love has only grown. Our vows have been ...

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Celebrating a Decade of Friendship Because of Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer
April 09, 2015
Some friends meet in unexpected ways. They come into your life during times when you least expect them.  With wise words from Helen Stener Rice, "When you ask God for a gift, Be thankful if He sends, Not diamonds, pearls, or riches, but the love of a real true friend."  In the midst of cancer, there is often no greater gift than friendship.  

Without stage 4 colon cancer, and more specifically SIR-Spheres microspheres, Megan Hodges and I would have never met.  I live in the United States and she lives in Australia. Though there are similarities in our lives it is unlikely that our paths would have ever crossed had we both not experienced a diagnosis of colon cancer. When I started YES in ...

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