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Kara Herron

My name is Kara Herron. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2008. I have been actively fighting this disease for 1 year. I had a bi-lateral mastectomy in October of 2008, 5 months of chemo, and reconstructive surgery in May 2009. The cancer is gone, but the "side effects"... Full Bio
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE - May 8th by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer We are SUPER excited about our upcoming CELEBRATION OF LIFE.  We are holding it on May 8th, at 7:00 pm.  The location is: Orem Senior Friendship Center @ 93 N. 400 E. Orem U ... Read on »
NEW MEETING PLACE for Support Meetings!! by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer We've let this blog go for way too long - sorry about that.  I'm updating everything on here to reflect our current calendar, and meeting place. We are having a new websi ... Read on »
SEPTEMBER 7TH - FREE Spa Day for Survivors by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Lifting Hearts and Walmart are hosting a FREE Spa Day for Survivors THIS Saturday, the 7th of September, from 8-12.  It's in the Riverton Community Center: 12830 S. Redwood ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - This Man Is My Father by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Some thirty years ago, my life was really in a rough patch. My marriage was on rocky ground and despite much effort to save it, I knew the downward spiral was going to end i ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Cheerleaders on the Sidelines by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Guest Post Some thirty three years ago, I was the mother of three little boys ages four and under. My husband traveled a great deal for his job so I jumped head over heels ... Read on »
Soy and Breast Cancer by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I wanted to share this amazing information about soy and breast cancer recurrence First of all, some information about a 5-year study called The Shanghai Breast Cancer Stud ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Staying Spiritually Connected by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have always been a spiritual person by nature. When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this area of my life became stronger than ever. Most times these feelings went much ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - A Remarkable Occurence... by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My apologies, once again - my life has become so busy, that I've let this blog slip away, and yet, Kathy Christensen - each week, has sent me a post for our Thursday Thought ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Keeping a Journal Has Blessed My Life As Very Few Things Have by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer GUEST POST: Writing has always been a passion of mine and keeping a journal has blessed my life as very few things have. When I write I am relaxed and in a quiet and pea ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Cancer's Gift To Us by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer  Guest Post After my Cancer diagnosis I became more aware of those around me who suffered with different forms of this dreaded disease. My breast cancer, though frightening ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Magic in the Rhythm of Working, Resting, and Working Again by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Guest Post: During my Cancer journey, I found that blessings came wrapped in all kinds of packages. One of the most significant blessings came wrapped in a package label ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - A Peaceful Slumber by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The hour was late; the house was quiet, my mind so full of happy memories I could not sleep. I arose to read a bit and found myself recalling the events of a day that I want ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Tristan's Poem by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer TRISTAN'S POEM After two failed attemptsHematomas and suchWe waited and watchedYou were wanted so much. Your mom watched her dietGot plenty of restWe knew with thi ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Pleasant Memories Are Welcome Companions by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This past month I took a most wonderful journey. I visited California, Colorado, Connecticut and various destinations in Utah. The remarkable reality of this trip was the fa ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Angels Among Us by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have to take a minute here and express my gratitude to our guest blogger, Kathy Christensen.  She always has a Thursday Thoughts post ready to go each week.  I've been so ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Smile Through Trouble, Gather Strength From Distress, Grow Brave By Reflection by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Guest Blog Post When I was growing up, I was terribly close to my Grandma Belle. I remember her saying quite often to me, “Oh, Kathy, I feel like I am living  in the Lord’s ... Read on »
VOTE FOR US! Please. :) by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today is THE day!  The contest for the Select Health $2500 begins, and runs through the 28th of February.  Lifting Hearts has 14 days to get enough votes on the Sele ... Read on »
THE LIFTING HEARTS CHALLENGE! by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Since February is known as the month of “love,” we would like to invite you to participate with us in the Lifting Hearts Challenge.  Here is the challenge: During the month ... Read on »
THURSDAY THOUGHTS - Keep Trying To Learn and Grow by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Guest Post Just over 16 years ago I was sitting at a meeting when fear clutched my heart. It was my first week working at Zions Bank and the manager conducting the meeting ... Read on »
Monday Musings - The Labyrinth of the Most Busy Life by Kara Herron Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer "He, who  every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life." -Victor Hu ... Read on »