Meet the Alumni Models: Kelly Benson

By Caroline O'Donnell | May 22, 2020

Kelly Benson Last surgery in Oct. 2019First year walking: 2018 What’s getting her through this time: Routine! Routine that must include physical exercise of some sort- from virtual Zumba classes to outside play for the children and even googling “kid workouts”! Getting outside as much as possible including biking, hiking and and walks. Zooming with friends and family.  Favorite Quote: “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start” Nido Qubein What she is most looking forward to about The Runway Show: hugging everyone (in 2021!), dancing and smiling. Ok, fine – and getting glammed…

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By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | May 19, 2020

Reframing the way we think about the next 52+ weeks. Since March, I’ve started a majority of my sentences with, “when this all goes back to normal, I will…” and fill in the ending with something about how life used to be. It is a way of thinking that provides a huge amount of safety and comfort because it is a nostalgic way of thinking. And I love nostalgia. I love thinking about my childhood, of holidays gone by; I love looking at old photos; I love talking about wonderful vacations and celebrations; I love slide shows set to music…

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Meet the Alumni Models: My Doan

By Caroline O'Donnell | May 8, 2020

My Doan Survivor since 2010First year walking: 2010 Favorite Quote: “Nothing is OK. So it’s OK” & “This too shall pass.”  What’s getting her through this time: My saint of a husband! We’re both still working full-time while managing the TLC of our girls (soon to be 3 year old and 18 month old). Without his love, support, patience, and general calm, I would be a wreck! He continues to be my safety net and catches me whenever I feel like I’m falling [apart]. What she is most looking forward to about Runway: Most importantly, I look forward to seeing…

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Meet the Models: Sarah Gean

By Caroline O'Donnell | May 5, 2020

A mental health therapist and life coach, Sarah Gean is adept at delivering and working through difficult news. When it came to telling her own children about her breast cancer diagnosis however, Sarah was at a loss.

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The Runway Show in 2020

By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | April 30, 2020

Earlier this week, I sent our models a special video message, and today, I emailed one out to our community of donors and supporters to let them know about our plans for The Runway Show this October. Simply stated, we are forgoing in-person events until we are sure that we can keep our community safe.

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