Karen Marie Nelson
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  • Chandler, AZ
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I moved to Chandler in early November 2009. I get to LIVE with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. On Feb. 3, 2004, had my left breast, 31 positive lymph nodes removed. Had lots of chemo and radiation. Was told I had 20% chance to survive 5 years. One year later, the cancer had spread to lymph nodes in my neck. Had surgery at that time, however, did not have recommended chemo. On Feb. 3, 2010, I will celebrate 6 years of survival. I would be so honored if I could participate in the free yoga classes.

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At 6:00pm on March 11, 2010, Sherrill Prideaux-Smith said…
Karen -
I hear your yoga practice is going well! I hope you are loving it. Please let me know how it is going.
Sherrill Prideaux Smith
At 8:14am on February 19, 2010, Sherrill Prideaux-Smith said…
Dear Karen -
Yes I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in late 2008. Cancer has touched my family way too many times. My father is also a thyroid cancer survivor and my 76 year old mother just successfully completed chemo/radiation for breast cancer. Unfortunately we are not all survivors as I did lose my brother at the age of 21 to Hodgkins. That is why my yoga practice is a celebration of my life and of my spirit. What inspires me to practice now is my increasing awareness of the fragility and shortness of life itself. I now take the preciousness of every moment to a new level.
In health and community -
At 7:38pm on February 18, 2010, Sherrill Prideaux-Smith said…
Welcome Karen -
We are excited to have you become a part of our Yoga Bear community! I urge you to also join the Arizona Group on the home page as well. The Arizona Yoga Bear chapter is rapidly growing. It is our goal to reach out to the many survivors throughout Arizona on their cancer healing journey. I also hope to have classes for you within the next week or two. You will hear from me soon. Hope you had a great trip and a fantastic birthday!
In health and community -
Sherrill Prideaux Smith
At 5:03pm on January 24, 2010, Karen Marie Nelson said…
Greetings Jean and thank you! I did complete the application for the Joyful Yoga Studio in Chandler, Arizona. I have a very good reputation as a motivational speaker and have spoken to many groups about "surviving & faith". If I ever can be of assistance, do not heistate to contact me. You would not be disappointed! thanks again
Karen M Nelson
At 7:09am on January 24, 2010, Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 said…
Dear Karen,
Welcome to YB! You can fill out a request form under "For Survivors" at the top of the page. And, if there are studios in your area, then you will be contacted. If you have a studio in mind, give them the information about YB and encourage them to sign on! You are a survivor - tell a studio they would be honored to have you! Blessings, Jean

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