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Cheryl Copeland

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! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Changing seasons


Christmas is coming!  It’s my absolute favorite time of the year!  But first, hold that seasonal thought – I need to share something with you.  Most of you know I’m fighting breast cancer.  But it’s not about the cancer, it’s about change.

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Cheryl’s Adventure – LOOK GOOD – FEEL BETTER


Children’s words are often charming, especially when spoken directly from the heart.  While some phrases or comments are meant to be nothing but sweet and innocent, we sometimes rule them to be a bit blunt and horribly honest. 

“Enjoying the Ding Ding of the machine as the Last Chemo round is complete! Woo hoo!” - Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl’s Adventure – Joy of being bald

We’ve all read or heard of the Joy books.  Joy of Baking.  Joy of Gardening.  Joy of Eating.  Over the last few months I have come to the realization that it is time to share all the Joys of Being Bald!

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Cheryl’s Adventure – Everyday heroes

Look! Up in the sky!  It’s a bird – it’s a plane!  No!  It’s Superman!  You’ve just realized that evil forces were swooping in to attack and destroy everything within your reach!  Then, out of the blue, you see a man dressed in bright blue spandex and a red flying cape with a giant “S” on his chest flying in to save the day!  Yeah, right.