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Hi I'm Steph

I am a stay-at-home mother of 6 young kids and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a BS in Computer Science. I love music - I play the flute/piccolo and piano. I have 6 young children - ages 13 down to almost 2 - five girls and one boy. I am currently undergoing treatments for stage 4 ovarian cancer. I have so far had 3 rounds of chemotherapy followed by major surgery just before Christmas and then 3 more rounds of chemo. My hair is finally starting to grow back and we are attempting to get life back to normal again - and hopefully keep the cancer away!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family living in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. I lived in an area that had very few LDS people and there were only a handful of LDS kids in my high school. I think that growing up in the D.C. metro area gave me a lot of experiences that I would not have had growing up anywhere else. It helped to strengthen me and to also teach me to be tolerant and accepting of other people and their beliefs. I have always had a strong testimony and I know with my whole heart that God loves each one of us and He has a plan to help us to be happy!

How I live my faith

At age 35 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. My youngest had just turned one. Even though this has been a trying time for my family, it has also been a time of blessings and growth. We are lucky to have my parents that live not too far and many neighbors and friends who have been there to help our family.