Success Stories

You may feel powerless, but with StrongerThruCancer, we believe you’re more powerful than you know.

And you are not alone.

HEAR FROM OTHERS WHO ARE

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“I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the Stronger thru cancer program. Priscilla is just amazing! I look forward to the stretching , yoga and balance classes each day (and I hate exercising)! The weekly mindfulness & journaling sessions are great also. The women who attend the classes are so supportive I feel like I have a new group of friends. Thank you so much for including this in the passport.”
Cheri V. Unite For Her Ambassador, Breast cancer

 

Without fail, every time I work out with Priscilla or do mindfulness work, I feel so much better. When I miss a week, I can feel a difference in my body. Everything we do strengthens my mind and body, and putting the workouts on my calendar reminds me to take time out to do something good for myself.
Shameka S. Metastatic Breast Cancer

 

Priscilla is inspiring & motivating and keeps me wanting to continue exercise.  I have taken exercise and mindfulness classes with Priscilla throughout my breast cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy  treatments & radiation. Each time I exercise with Priscilla I feel I am taking the time to pay attention to and help improve my mind & body.

Strength training has helped me feel so much stronger and the yoga classes have taught me to focus on every part of my body as well as understanding the importance of my breathing. Priscilla communicates and demonstrates every exercise class  she teaches with passion and care.

Nancy P. , Breast Cancer

 

In July 2019, after 24 years of normal mammograms, I received the devastating diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer.  I have always been a very active person and proactive about my health. However, after a year and a half of unsuccessful treatments, followed by a difficult but successful clinical trial,  I was not the same woman. I had suffered major weight loss, muscle atrophy, and fatigue. Then Unite For Her introduced me to Stronger Through Cancer. I have participated in Yoga, strength classes, empowerment classes, and “coffee talks”.  Thanks to the live classes or the option of doing taped classes at my own convenience, I am so much stronger and feeling more like my former self. The unexpected benefit has been the women I have met. Brief chats before and after class, as well as “Thursday morning coffee time”,  has provided a wonderful connection to other women with cancer. I have gained valuable information useful in navigating this journey. Priscilla is a gem. She is full of compassion and empathy and  includes modifications in class to “meet you where you are”. From the first day I met Priscilla I have felt understood and cared for. Stronger Thru Cancer gives you exactly what its name implies…….STRENGTH, physical and emotional, to fight this fight. I feel so blessed to have Priscilla in my life.
Leslee Taylor- Godshalk, metastatic breast cancer
It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer 

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer

StrongerThuCancer, has been an excellent program for me mentally and physically. I am undergoing radiation and chemo which has been difficult, but with the program, it has been gentle enough for my physical workout and mentally stimulating to give me hope. At first, I truly didn’t think I had the strength to join the class and participate. I was able to do the class and more. Afterwards I was able to do some housework and other things because of the energy I gained from the program. Priscilla is an excellent teacher and can relate to where we stand. I am excited and looking forward to more classes. No pain and a lot of gain!

 

Doreen, 64, Multiple Myeloma

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

I met Priscilla after completing my cancer treatment. I wanted and needed to feel like myself again, and she was instrumental in starting me on the path towards not only getting there but to a better version of myself.
Priscilla has more than compassion for those who have or had cancer, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges one faces before, during and afterwards because she has also traveled down the same path.
She knows that your emotional well-being is just as, if not more so, important as your physical well-being, and instinctively knows when and how to help the whole you. Whether it’s through yoga to calm your soul, easing you into techniques to build your stamina, introducing you to healthier food alternatives or shared tears and contagious laughter Priscilla provides that and so much more. She genuinely cares about the total wellness of others.
With Priscilla’s empathy, encouragement and expertise you will absolutely get stronger through cancer, I sure did!

 

Sarina, 54, Colon Cancer

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

 

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer Survivor

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer

StrongerThuCancer, has been an excellent program for me mentally and physically. I am undergoing radiation and chemo which has been difficult, but with the program, it has been gentle enough for my physical workout and mentally stimulating to give me hope. At first, I truly didn’t think I had the strength to join the class and participate. I was able to do the class and more. Afterwards I was able to do some housework and other things because of the energy I gained from the program. Priscilla is an excellent teacher and can relate to where we stand. I am excited and looking forward to more classes. No pain and a lot of gain!

 

Doreen, 64, Multiple Myeloma

I met Priscilla after completing my cancer treatment. I wanted and needed to feel like myself again, and she was instrumental in starting me on the path towards not only getting there but to a better version of myself.
Priscilla has more than compassion for those who have or had cancer, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges one faces before, during and afterwards because she has also traveled down the same path.
She knows that your emotional well-being is just as, if not more so, important as your physical well-being, and instinctively knows when and how to help the whole you. Whether it’s through yoga to calm your soul, easing you into techniques to build your stamina, introducing you to healthier food alternatives or shared tears and contagious laughter Priscilla provides that and so much more. She genuinely cares about the total wellness of others.
With Priscilla’s empathy, encouragement and expertise you will absolutely get stronger through cancer, I sure did!

 

Sarina, 54, Colon Cancer

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

 

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer Survivor

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer

StrongerThuCancer, has been an excellent program for me mentally and physically. I am undergoing radiation and chemo which has been difficult, but with the program, it has been gentle enough for my physical workout and mentally stimulating to give me hope. At first, I truly didn’t think I had the strength to join the class and participate. I was able to do the class and more. Afterwards I was able to do some housework and other things because of the energy I gained from the program. Priscilla is an excellent teacher and can relate to where we stand. I am excited and looking forward to more classes. No pain and a lot of gain!

 

Doreen, 64, Multiple Myeloma

I met Priscilla after completing my cancer treatment. I wanted and needed to feel like myself again, and she was instrumental in starting me on the path towards not only getting there but to a better version of myself.
Priscilla has more than compassion for those who have or had cancer, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges one faces before, during and afterwards because she has also traveled down the same path.
She knows that your emotional well-being is just as, if not more so, important as your physical well-being, and instinctively knows when and how to help the whole you. Whether it’s through yoga to calm your soul, easing you into techniques to build your stamina, introducing you to healthier food alternatives or shared tears and contagious laughter Priscilla provides that and so much more. She genuinely cares about the total wellness of others.
With Priscilla’s empathy, encouragement and expertise you will absolutely get stronger through cancer, I sure did!

 

Sarina, 54, Colon Cancer

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

 

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer Survivor

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer

StrongerThuCancer, has been an excellent program for me mentally and physically. I am undergoing radiation and chemo which has been difficult, but with the program, it has been gentle enough for my physical workout and mentally stimulating to give me hope. At first, I truly didn’t think I had the strength to join the class and participate. I was able to do the class and more. Afterwards I was able to do some housework and other things because of the energy I gained from the program. Priscilla is an excellent teacher and can relate to where we stand. I am excited and looking forward to more classes. No pain and a lot of gain!

 

Doreen, 64, Multiple Myeloma

I met Priscilla after completing my cancer treatment. I wanted and needed to feel like myself again, and she was instrumental in starting me on the path towards not only getting there but to a better version of myself.
Priscilla has more than compassion for those who have or had cancer, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges one faces before, during and afterwards because she has also traveled down the same path.
She knows that your emotional well-being is just as, if not more so, important as your physical well-being, and instinctively knows when and how to help the whole you. Whether it’s through yoga to calm your soul, easing you into techniques to build your stamina, introducing you to healthier food alternatives or shared tears and contagious laughter Priscilla provides that and so much more. She genuinely cares about the total wellness of others.
With Priscilla’s empathy, encouragement and expertise you will absolutely get stronger through cancer, I sure did!

 

Sarina, 54, Colon Cancer

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

 

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer Survivor

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer

StrongerThuCancer, has been an excellent program for me mentally and physically. I am undergoing radiation and chemo which has been difficult, but with the program, it has been gentle enough for my physical workout and mentally stimulating to give me hope. At first, I truly didn’t think I had the strength to join the class and participate. I was able to do the class and more. Afterwards I was able to do some housework and other things because of the energy I gained from the program. Priscilla is an excellent teacher and can relate to where we stand. I am excited and looking forward to more classes. No pain and a lot of gain!

 

Doreen, 64, Multiple Myeloma

I met Priscilla after completing my cancer treatment. I wanted and needed to feel like myself again, and she was instrumental in starting me on the path towards not only getting there but to a better version of myself.
Priscilla has more than compassion for those who have or had cancer, she has an intimate understanding of the many challenges one faces before, during and afterwards because she has also traveled down the same path.
She knows that your emotional well-being is just as, if not more so, important as your physical well-being, and instinctively knows when and how to help the whole you. Whether it’s through yoga to calm your soul, easing you into techniques to build your stamina, introducing you to healthier food alternatives or shared tears and contagious laughter Priscilla provides that and so much more. She genuinely cares about the total wellness of others.
With Priscilla’s empathy, encouragement and expertise you will absolutely get stronger through cancer, I sure did!

 

Sarina, 54, Colon Cancer

Priscilla has a warm compassionate personality and understands the difficult journey of cancer patients and exercise. In the beginning, it was a challenge to do the workouts because I wasn’t always feeling well, but Priscilla brought a positive energy to the group which made me want to stay with it. I didn’t always do everything and that was okay.
Continuing to exercise throughout my treatment helped me to feel good emotionally & physically as well.

 

Nancy, 62, Breast Cancer Survivor

It taught me how to work and overcome some challenges. I have gotten mental, physical and social strength from the group. The friendships I have gained are priceless. When I first joined my mind was set to not talking to anyone …well that did not work. Priscilla is so giving, the care just spread into the whole group! The program is real !!!! Quality of life is improved, activity has improved and state of mind has improved. The program has made me realize no matter how you feel; weak, sad, tired, in pain, KEEP MOVING. A small or little movement is beneficial. That small or little movement will energize your mind and body. Being in the group will give you needed support. I know because I’m the do it myself type. Participating made me realize togetherness is the best way to keep moving and that equals long healthy life.

 

Crystal, 52, Breast Cancer Survivor

23 years after my initial diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 1992, I was introduced to Unite for Her as part of my reoccurrence in the same breast. One of the wonderful perks of this group was giving me access to the Haverford YMCA. That led me to Livestrong with Priscilla. She can tell you that the first thing I said to her upon starting the program was that I don’t like and have no interest in exercising. She, the program and the friends I made changed my life.
In addition to the camaraderie, I felt better and stronger physically and mentally. Upon completing the program, I took classes at the Y several times a week until COVID hit so to have access to a similar style of exercise through Stronger Thru Cancer is a blessing. I will continue to work on my fitness until I can’t move anymore.

 

Susan, 72, Breast Cancer