Breast Cancer Awareness: Survivor Stories, Tips & Info

Butterfly on Bergamott in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains: photo by Rich Hill

As a 24-year survivor of breast cancer and a writer and speaker, I have been blessed with many opportunities to help spread the word about everything from self-exam and breast reconstruction to the everyday-challenges of dealing with breast cancer. My October, 2013, first-person account Butterflies & Me: an Author’s Breast Cancer Survival Story is at:

Donna W. Hill, blind author of educator-recommended diversity & anti-bullying novel The Heart of Applebutter Hill, designed & knit this Pink Champagne Faroese Shawl for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: photo by Rich Hill

Buddy Check

The following is a list of articles and radio programs which have featured my story with the most recent at the top. These two photos are from a 2008 segment I did with Lyndall Stout, former news anchor at WYOU, Chan. 22 (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton), for her monthly Buddy Check segment. The link to that segment is no longer available. This page will be updated as new opportunities come my way.

Pink breast-cancer-awareness afghan for WYOU anchor Lyndall Stout's Buddy Check segment; designed and knit by The Heart of Applebutter Hill author Donna W. Hill,  features twining vine surrounded by butterflies and candle flames: photo by Rich Hill

8 Breast Cancer Survivors Reveal Whether They Got Implants or Not — & Why | The Stir

Adriana Velez (The Stir): photo courtesy of Adriana Velez.

by Adriana Velez on 10/21/14 for The Stir Exclusive:

9 Powerful quotes from breast cancer survivors’| She Knows

Sarah Brooks, writer for Health & Wellness section: photo courtesy of Sarah Brooks.

by Sarah Brooks on 10/21/14 for She Knows:

Breast Cancer: Survivors’ Wisdom for the Newly Diagnosed| The Huffington Post

by Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana on 10/17/14 for the Huffington Post:

Survivor Stories 2013: Donna Hill| Good Enough Mother

By Jackie Gailey on 10/3/13:

On the Wings of Pink Angels: inspiration & hope from breast cancer survivors

by Dawn Colclasure on 10/31/12 – Kindle Edition (text-to-speech enabled): 

On the Wings of Pink Angels by Dawn Colclasure - Book cover shows statue with 3 angels: photo courtesy of Dawn Colclasure

Building Health by Design with Dr. Dale Peterson

Dr. Dale Peterson, MD: photo courtesy of Dr. Peterson

radio show with Dr. Dale Peterson, MD on 6/21/11, discusses blindness and cancer:

Donna W. Hill | 40+ and Fabulous Moving Forward, Fierce, Focused and Full of Life

Self Breast Exams Saved Her Life – TWICE by Sondra Wright on 6/2/11:


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