Jennie "Regina" Williams and her daughter Christy recently participated in the Strive for Cure 5K
|Published: 9:18 AM, 10/29/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
What began as a derogatory comment has
become a well-known complimentary slogan for many women, including
Madisonville resident Jennie "Regina" Williams.
Williams is one of thousands of breast
cancer survivors who are proud they "fight like a girl."
"I considered myself a survivor from
day one," said Williams, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at a
routine mammogram screening on Oct. 29, 2010. "I don't feel like a
victim. You've got to do what you have to do to survive. You take the
treatments, you fight, and you move forward."
Williams, the assistant director of
radiology at Sweetwater Hospital Association, now encourages all
women to get their mammograms routinely.
"It's an important life saving tool," she said. "Dr. [Ross] Kurns told me if I had waited from October to
December, that's only two months, my outcome would have been totally
different. He told me he might not could have saved my life. That's
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