CW of The Month: Becky M. Olson, a Survivor With Compassion and Humor

By Janie Franz For many, to struggle with breast cancer once is a story of courage but to beat that demon three times and help other women along the way is far more than just heroic, it is plainly profound. It is with humility that Courageous Woman Magazine presents Becky M. Olson, the co-founder with Sharon Henifin of Breast Friends,…

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Bethany Hamilton: A Star Surfer With Passion, Heart, and Resilience

By Mandi Renfroe Photos by Noah Hamilton On the morning of October 31, 2003 a young surfer’s life would change for ever. Bethany Hamilton went for a morning surf at Tunnels Beach on Kauai, Hawaii, the island where she was born, with her friend Alana Blanchard and Alana’s father and brother. At 7:30 am, as Bethany dangled her left arm…

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