When God Wrecks Your Plans

It was May 1996. I was looking forward to what was going to be a great summer. I had a dream job working for the GA-DHR Office of Nutrition. My husband was going with me to Oregon on one of my summer business trips, and I was going to S.H.O.P.! He was training for the […]

Donna Green-Goodman, MPH

Change Your Choices! Change Your Life!

Healthy New Year! I will be 57 on the 13th of this month. Woo Hooo!! Way to start off the New Year!! I can’t believe it. May not seem like a lot, but it means a whole lot to me because the doctors only gave me 2-5 years to live when I was diagnosed with […]

Langley Harper Celebrates Pinktober

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. It is the second most common form of cancer, following skin cancer, among women and the fifth leading cause of death in American women.  Over 40,000 women and 400 men […]

Breast Cancer: How Aware Are We?

I often find myself wondering the most random things. So, it’s no surprise that as the heat of summer fades and the coolness of autumn creeps in, we begin to see one very clear marker of the season- the pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness month. It’s unmistakable; it’s nostalgic; it’s iconic; its brand undeniably, […]

Still Shoutin’ Over Here

Nearly 20 years ago, July 4, 1996 to be exact, I was told by my physicians that because I was 37, Black, the cancer was aggressive and had spread (6 of 17 lymph nodes) that the most they could guarantee me to live was 2-5 years max. They recommended that I needed to do chemotherapy, […]