By Torrie Osbon
MCS Director of Communications
A very special thank you to MCHS alumna and cancer survivor Rep. Amy Neighbors for sharing her story with our students, staff, and community during Pink Out on Saturday night.
Amy has led a very public battle against stage 3 colon cancer since her diagnosis in 2016. “I realized I needed to warn my friends, family, and, quite frankly, anyone who would listen about this disease that doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, or health status,” Amy said.
Amy has been cancer-free for seven years! Her advocacy continues. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It’s important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.
Amy said her mantra during her cancer diagnosis and treatment was faith over fear. “It’s natural to be afraid. I was afraid, but through prayer, I overcame my fears. I had faith that He was going to see me through.”
If you have questions about cancer, please visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.