Your personal cancer survivorship manual
Florence Strang, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., is a Registered Psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in the fields of Education and Psychology. Through her counseling practice, she has taught people to use the power of positive thinking to heal their troubled minds. After being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Florence began to blog “The Perks of Having Cancer”, as a way to help her stay positive through difficult cancer treatments. Little did she know when she began this blog, that she would be helping thousands of others to find hope and inspiration. Florence’s story of battling cancer with an unwavering faith and an unbeatable positive attitude is told in Woman’s World Magazine (April, 2012), and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive (©2012.) Florence is currently working on her own cancer survivorship program Cancer Plan 4 Life.
Florence lives in scenic Lewin’s Cove, Newfoundland, with her daughter, Kaitlyn, and sons, Donovan and Ben.
Susan Gonzalez, R.N., BSN, earned her nursing degree in New York in 1986 and has been helping people “get well” ever since. But no matter where her nursing career path led her, it was empowering patients with knowledge that she loved the most.
Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Susan had a unique perspective on the disease, being a nurse in the patient’s role. (something nurses are terrible at, by the way) She took that knowledge and her passion for finding natural cures to fight disease and started writing a blog for those who wanted to make simple changes for healthy living with an emphasis on avoiding cancer. Susan also started making her own natural skincare and personal care products which developed into MOON Organics. With 100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It, Susan hopes to reach many more people with the message that making small lifestyle changes can lead to achieving optimum health and happiness.
Susan currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.