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I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.  How could this be?  Breast cancer did not run in my family and I nursed both of my daughters.  I did not think this would ever happen to me.

In all reality, it did.  By the time I was diagnosed, the cancer was Stage 3a and Grade 3, a very aggressive form of cancer.  The silver lining in all of this is that it was triple positive cancer.

Even the first doctor I saw told me how LUCKY I was that it was breast cancer because I could probably survive at least five years.

Well, in those five years, I have been blessed to plan and attend the weddings of both of my daughters, attend a the graduation of my youngest daughter from The University of Florida and have been blessed with 3 grandchildren.  So when I#Blessed to a post or picture it means that I am thankful for every minute.

I hope my story will be a blessing, encouragement and inspiration to others.

Laura Starner



Laura Starner, B.S., M.S., is an upcoming author, wife, mother, grandmother, retired school principal and an encourager at heart.

After 23 years in education, Laura retired her position as a school administrator. She brings that experience to lead and inspire others to live a life full of hope and to reach their full potential. Through her blog she encourages survivors, caregivers, friends and family to live each day to the fullest.

Laura Starner holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Educational Leadership. She has been happily married for 33 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Laura exudes positivity and naturally encourages those around her. She believes that everyone can live a powerful life. She enjoys eating clean and trying new recipies. She loves to read, especially at the beach and telling her story through her blog. Most importantly, she loves and adores her ever-expanding family!


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