"I'll never forget reading the mammogram report while sitting in the waiting room of the surgeon's office. I opened the envelope and read the words: 'Highly suspicious of malignancy'. My hands shook. My world shook." Cheryl Patterson is a Stage 4 cancer survivor. Though she has battled this disease for many years, it has not won In this very personal book Cheryl invites you in for a glimpse of the devastation of the diagnosis, the choices she made, the challenges of living day to day, as well as finding joy in the journey. Cheryl includes practical tips for fellow patients, and offers encouragement to anyone facing such a frightening health crisis. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn; and hopefully walk away feeling better prepared to face such a crisis or offer help to a loved one who does. For more information or updates, please visit www.cherylowenspatterson.org Cheryl Owens Patterson is a wife, mother, sister, employee, friend, parishioner and Stage 4 cancer patient. She has told her very personal story at the encouragement of those who love her in the hope that her life and journey will be a source of encouragement for the countless women, families and friends who daily fight this battle. Cheryl resides in New Jersey with her husband and their dog, and has two grown sons.