Real People, Real Stories

Breast cancer survivor

Teresa Triplett

Two days before her stage III breast cancer was diagnosed, Teresa Triplett was sitting in church, where they showed the film clip, “What is Your Purpose?” She asked God to show her what He wanted her to do. “I knew from that day forward God had plans for me,” said Teresa. What followed was two years of cancer treatments and reconstructive surgery. “I had many dear friends that helped and mentored me through my treatments, and I wanted to do the same for others.”

In February 2008, Teresa became a CanCare volunteer and hasn’t wasted a minute getting to work helping others; she has provided one-on-one support to more than 50 different people and has been an active health fair exhibitor representing CanCare. Teresa also volunteers at North Cypress Medical Center visiting more than 800 people each year. “I have people come up and tell me that they know God placed me there to help them that day. This is all I need to hear to know that CanCare is making a difference in people’s lives.”

Teresa is a mother of two, and loves jogging, walking and skiing. Teresa has worked in Marketing for years, and owns T3 Promotions, where she sells a number of custom designed promotional items. “I guess you could say one of the lessons that cancer taught me was not to wait on anything… I now pursue goals, adventures and serve the Lord with all of my love and energy.”

The following Bible verse was taped on Teresa’s cabinet during her treatments and served as her inspiration: “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8

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