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Stories of remarkable care


‘Knowledge is power’

Armanda O’Leary and her family know firsthand what it means to persevere through the highs and lows of personal health. They have experienced breast cancer, severe COVID-19 complications and devastating job loss. Now, they’re using their story of resilience to support essential breast healthcare for women in need through the Novant Health Foundation mammography fund.

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Journey to a ‘Crazy Perfect Life.’

She was 42 years old at the time of her diagnosis — a successful financial adviser and a married mother of two girls, ages 11 and 14. She had the life she thought she wanted. Then, she found a lump and was thrust into a battle with stage 2 breast cancer.

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An advocate for her community

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events. She’s putting that mission into action this month, spearheading The Big Pink Chair Project and Pink Day event. Both are open to the entire community and will help give the gift of a mammogram to women in need.

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‘A mammogram is the gift of life’

Karen Morning Roseboro, chief officer for choice and magnet schools for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, is celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, and her journey began with her first-ever mammogram at the age of 40.

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You saved my life

Joseph Stringfellow, MD, joins families and gives back.

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Called to serve

Amy Maher has found passion in the potential to help more donors make an impact in her new role.

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Emely keeps on dancing

Emely Varela Salvador is an energetic, little girl of five-and-a-half years old.

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Charging ahead for kids

When L. Eugene Daugherty, MD, came to Novant Health Hemby Children Hospital in 2017, peers and acquaintances would ask him where he worked. When he told them, he was surprised to learn many hadn’t heard of the hospital.

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One child at a time

The Kiwanis Club of Mecklenburg is built around a simple motto: improving the world one child at a time.

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A place for every mom

Breastfeeding is hard for many moms, but a local program is here to help.

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