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IN HER OWN WORDS

IN HER OWN WORDS

MESS to MELJOURNE

BY MELISSA MATTHEWS

“Why me?” These were the words that echoed through my head while regaining consciousness at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, slowly realizing the nightmare that nearly killed me the previous afternoon was now my reality.Continue reading

COVER STORIES, IN HER OWN WORDS, REGULARS

Rebuilding Myself- One Heartbreak and One Better Choice At A Time

I lost another friend to cancer today. 39 years young. As I reflect on her life, remembering how she loved life, not only the good times, but how she never met a challenge she didn’t take on with her larger than life smile and her gracious and caring heart, I can’t help but feel guilt and sadness. I am a survivor. Survivors know what I am talking about. Happy to be alive – feeling a sense of guilt because another friend has taken their last breath while you sit looking at your email and Instagram feed.

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