Doreene Ward Alexander, Las Cruces, NM
When I was 10 years old, my mom, Doreene, was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer. She battled for five years, and underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. She is my true hero, and her strength and perseverance will guide me throughout my life. On September 9, 2011, the Lord called her to his home. I miss her every day, but am so grateful for the opportunity to know her love.