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Well Worth the Wait

My journey to Marilyn Ringstaff and the Women of W.O.R.T.H. organization was not a short, easy trip, and though it was a struggle, it made me more appreciative of the wonderful work that Marilyn and her staff do for women everyday. It all began in March 2010 when the doctor uttered the words “cervical cancer.” […]

The Other Side of Me

“I never imagined this could happen to me.” Everyone says that but it is true. I would never have imagined this happening to me. To be abused by a complete stranger is emotionally tarnishing. Don’t get me wrong, I still live a great life. It has its ups and downs. This crime hasn’t completely disrupted […]

Taking the First Step

I first connected with the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth when I became pregnant with my oldest son. I was in the ninth grade, and my school counselor invited me to participate in the Commission’s Healthy Families Program. This program reached out to at-risk moms and offered services for up to the first […]

Bellies Filled With Hope

Today is a day of thanks. It has been one year since I fought and won my battle with cancer. I never thought at 35, with four children, I would get a diagnosis that would threaten to take me away from my children. My entire life has been a struggle. I believe my struggles and […]

It’s Never Too Late

My name is Theresa; I have a story to tell. I was born in Ohio, and when a young child, my family moved to Florida. To call my family dysfunctional would be an understatement. My father was an alcoholic and an abuser. My mother lived in fear of him and would never stand up to […]