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Cheryl’s Adventure – Cheryl Copeland

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Cheryl’s Adventure – The gift of time

Christmas season has returned!  Sparkling lights are strung.  Beautiful wreaths are hung.  Holiday music fills the air.  Every little gift is wrapped with care.  Let the hustle and bustle of the season take hold.  But, wait!  There’s a greater story that must be told!  

Christmas always brings about the most dazzling decorations, magical music, and fabulous family traditions – but nothing can compare to having received the most precious gift of all.  Time!


Cheryl’s Adventure – Ladies Night Out

Some men often wonder why it is that women get so ridiculously excited about a “Ladies Night Out.”  Well Gentlemen, let us break it down for you with three simple words to help you understand: Ladies – Night – Out! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Pinkalicious

Blue – simply one of the most beautiful colors in the world!  Nothing is more beautiful than bright blue skies or breathtaking brilliant blue waters of the ocean.  Up until a year ago, blue was definitely my choice of color.  And then I was diagnosed with breast cancer!  The last thing I desired was to be left feeling blue!  I would have to make a change – it was time for a transformation!  I needed a new color to view the world as beautiful– my life soon became Pinkalicious! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Peace, Love, Hair

When I began my treatments I completely understood that the chemo’s main goal was to hunt down and annihilate each of the cancer cells swarming my body.  My chemo cocktail was designed to attack ALL fast growing cells.  If I wanted the cancer to be gone – my hair, fingernails, eyebrows, and eyelashes would have to go too.

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Mama’s “Maine” adventure

After returning to work in February I had just one simple goal in mind – survive until summer! Having endured ten months of chemo and other various treatments, four months of actually working was clearly an obtainable goal.  And sure enough, in a quick blink of an eye – school was out for summer!  It was time to find another adventure! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Preparation 101


Cheryl’s Adventure – Preparation 101
By Cheryl Copeland

It was exactly one year ago, after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, that I was blessed and given an opportunity to write for this local newspaper.  What was meant to be just a one-time article appearance happily became a monthly affair.  My schedule became quite hectic after returning to work in the classroom. My passion for sharing through writing had to be placed on the back burner until the end of the year.  School is now officially out and so my Adventure continues! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Silver linings


Cheryl’s Adventure – Silver linings
By Cheryl Copeland

When speaking of cancer, there are simply no wonderful words to share.  Cancer is a terrible disease and, sadly, affects millions of people.  Doctor appointments, insurance bills, medical tests, surgeries, prescriptions, chemotherapy, and radiation are just a few of the inconveniences that become a part of one’s daily routine when battling cancer.  My family had to make major adjustments to include these aspects into our family’s schedule.  Some days were clearly more difficult than others.  Just as a terrible storm can bring about the most beautiful rainbows – we chose to search for silver linings wherever we could during my ten months of treatments.  

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Cheryl’s Adventure – It’s showtime!

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of performing on stage! Growing up I was able to act in a few plays, sing with my middle school chorus, and dance for my high school Drill Team.  Ever since then my stage career has been limited to random nights of karaoke and living out my dream in our school’s talent show!