Twelve women from the Midlands region have been selected as our featured bloggers for the Every Woman Blog! The women bloggers were identified through a contest sponsored by our organization where women were encouraged to visit Lexington Medical Center’s Facebook page and post a written narrative explaining why they would be a great blogger.
Meet the winning women bloggers:
A working mother and wife in a male-dominated computer-related profession, Katie loves connecting with people. As a breast cancer survivor, she is dedicated to raising awareness and bringing women together to fight this disease.
Lisa Baker is a surgical technologist who lives in Newberry County. Recently, both of her parents were diagnosed with dementia. Like many women, she is learning how to navigate the world of aging parents and will share her story of caring for them through this journey.
Shannon Elizabeth Boatwright
A mother, teacher and lover of the Arts, Shannon is driven by a passion for inspiring others. She loves to share and create opportunities for others to be entertained, moved and motivated.
Marianna Boyce knows what it’s like to live with a chronic illness. After many doctor visits and tests, the Lexington woman was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Writing has helped her cope with the pain of the disease. Now, she wants to share her story in the hopes of helping others.
Eliza Boulware is a mom and grandmother from Ridgeway. As a breast cancer and open heart surgery survivor, she serves as a minister helping others through challenges and inspiring them with the power of faith.
Tina Cameron is a cancer nurse at Lexington Medical Center who recently went back to school to pursue an advanced degree. She is also a volunteer at the Riverbanks Zoo. Tina is constantly on the go – juggling school and her job all while being a single mother. She works through all of it with a dose of laughter and gratitude.
June Greenlaw works at the University of South Carolina. A Midlands native, she has six children, four of which have served in the military and two are currently students at USC.
Kate Morrow is a wife and mom from Columbia. After struggling with infertility, she and her husband welcomed twins last year – three months premature. They’re a March of Dimes Ambassador family, and Kate looks forward to sharing their story with others.
Janet Prince is a West Columbia native who lives there with her husband and two daughters. Janet is a 15-year breast cancer survivor, and now serves as the Chairman of the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina.
Rachel describes herself as a “gastrically-challenged woman, wife and mother who is trying, above all, to lead a Christian life.” Originally from Athens, Ohio, she has been a Columbia resident for 10 years. As someone with celiac disease, she hopes to help other gluten-intolerant people in the area live a gluten-free lifestyle.
Stacy’s motto, “I’ll never say no,” has led her to excursions on all seven continents. As a proud long-time resident of Lexington County, Stacy loves her USC Gamecocks!
Rhonda Woods is a chef who has competed on The Food Network and teaches culinary classes at Pelion High School. This work allows her to share her passion for cooking with others and she looks forward to sharing some of her favorite recipes. Rhonda will also share about her experience losing her husband after an 18-month battle with metastic melanoma.
Each of these women brings something unique to our community, and we can’t wait to see our new contributors begin to share their stories. Finding support and inspiration is a key to women’s health and well-being. Keep an eye out for these new voices on the blog!