June 02, 2017

In continuation of Service King’s effort to spread hope to those across the country bravely battling all types of cancer, the Service King team asked its teammates to share their voice in support of National Cancer Survivors Day, June 4.

A greater extension of The Service King Way, take a look as our team provides a message of encouragement and inspiration in defining what a ‘survivor’ truly is.

Stu Crum, Chief Operating Officer
In honor of his wife
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Being able to say that my wife is a "survivor" is the single greatest word I hear every day...except for, of course, "Love." Cancer actually was a blessing that we never want to go through again :). You learn to appreciate each other more and the little things in life the most. Cancer can destroy or strengthen one's soul and in our family's case it strengthened and has endured for nine years!!”

Rachel B., Office Coordinator
In honor of her mother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Strength. No matter how much discomfort she was in or how sick she was from treatment, she just kept fighting.”

Sierra M., Office Coordinator
In honor of her mother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“The strongest woman I know is my mom. From the moment she found out she had cancer, she never let it get her down. She is an amazing woman. I hope to be at least half the woman she is. I don’t know what I would do without her. She just wanted to get everything done with so she could go back to her normal life with her family.”

Sheri C., Service Advisor
Cancer Survivor
In honor of her father
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“My father fought a six-year battle with cancer and his strength and determination inspired me. When I was diagnosed, his example helped me tremendously. I was lucky to be diagnosed early. It is important to see your doctor annually.”

Rocco R., Service Advisor
In honor of his mother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“A Survivor is a fighter. One who fights each battle to win the war. Life is a beautiful thing to have even to your last breath, which I witnessed first hand. Surviving is the win to a war.

Leah M., Office Coordinator
Cancer Survivor
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Living life positively and brightening the world of those around me.”

Gary B., CMS Associate
Cancer Survivor
What does being a survivor mean to you?
Regarding himself: “Realizing how precious everyday life is and how important our friends and family are.  I get to see my twins' high school graduation, and see them start college next fall.”
Regarding his father: “It means I get to hear Dad's advice, whether I want it or not...  lol :)”

Nicole L., Customer Service Representative
In honor of her mother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Survivor means not only overcoming, but not letting the disease dictate how you live your life but waking up every day with the mindset that cancer will not hold her back from living the long, and beautiful life she was destined to live.”

Kevin K., CMS Director
In honor of his mother-in-law
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Faith along with the belief that you can overcome the diagnosis and the mental preparation with which that entails.  And then willing your mind, body, spirit to continue that belief and ultimately fighting each and every day.  Lastly, the amazing support system of family and friends that are in the fight alongside you each of those days.”

Gaylyne P., AP Associate
In honor of best friend
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“My best friend has had a lot of ups and downs through the process.  She has always stayed positive that she will beat this but has been worried about her family and friends being without her.  She has never asked for anything from her loved ones but support and love.  She says that is what gets her through the hard parts.  Tiffani is someone that I consider a survivor in so many ways.”

Alexis P., Agency Specialist
In honor of her grandmother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Survivor to me is someone who keeps going when all odds are against them, they chose to keep fighting and with that strength along with the love and support around them, they survive what most couldn't begin to imagine. They are a survivor because they never were going to let cancer beat them!”

Eliza B., Office Coordinator
In honor of her aunt
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“When my aunt got breast cancer, she didn't give up. She fought from the beginning to the very end. And she won! And she fought so hard, that there is no cancer left. She is an inspiration to us all.”

Nicole S., Service Advisor
In honor of her mother
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 33. Her being a single mother of three and the beating she took physically, mentally and financially never brought her down. Even at her lowest points. The strength, courage, and will to fight is the pure definition of a "Survivor." She is my hero!”

Keri S., Office Coordinator
In honor of her husband
What does being a survivor mean to you?
I can only say that I am blessed. There are no words that I can even begin to describe what else it means to me to have my husband healthy after everything he went through. I am so thankful for the doctors, nurses and the continuation of the cancer treatment breakthroughs.”

Darick K., Assistant General Manager
In honor of his sister
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Cancer Survivor = faith = perseverance = strength= my sister Darcy Krygsheld”

Kevin B., General Manager
Cancer Survivor
In honor of his son
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Battling and surviving cancer is like winning the lottery. It is above all the single best victory you can have in life.”

Ricardo B., Service Advisor
Cancer Survivor
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“After recovering, I finished school, have been married for seven years and have a beautiful daughter who is turning two this June. I have overcome everything doctors thought I was not going to be able to do and it started with surviving. But, I couldn’t finish telling my brief story without giving all the glory to God.”

Alyssa S., Service Advisor Associate
In honor of her mother-in-law
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“To me, a cancer survivor is someone who continues to be sunshine in the gloomiest of times. My mother in law is a two-time breast cancer survivor who has never let that stop her. She is not one to let what is happening slow her down. A survivor is a strong person that can help others when they are sick and can still keep a positive attitude. She now volunteers weekly at a cancer patient hospital to bring joy to those who are currently being treated. A true inspiration of determination and a fun spirit, she truly is what it means to me to be a cancer survivor.”

Deborah S., Office Coordinator
In honor of her sister
What does being a survivor mean to you?
“Living one more day...”

 

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