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Our Heroes check in with their latest news and triumphs

by Mary Rennie

You remember Caroline Robinson – our beautiful cover girl from 2008, a beaming newlywed focused on fighting a rare type of breast cancer and one of our Heroes. Today, we”re happy to report she”s still sporting that contagious smile – with good reason. “I finished all surgeries and treatment as of November 2008. And this past summer was my three-year “cancerversary.” ”

Over the last four years, Gwinnett Magazine has introduced you to some of the bravest, most inspirational folks we know. Cancer warriors of all ages who honor us by sharing their stories with The Heroes Project, as we work to raise awareness for the fight against cancer.

This issue, we revisit Caroline — along with 26 of her fellow Heroes — that our readers have connected with over the years, celebrating their stories of survival and updating you on their lives today.


”   #Robin Carraway

Making the Most of Each Moment


”   #Lisa Cauthen

Giving Hope That “This Too, Shall Pass”


”   #Nichelle Coltrain

Preparing for Her Biggest Step of All


”   #Kyle Cruce

An Active Cancer Free Life


”   #Caitlin Donahue

Living Life as an Energetic Kid


”   #Sharon Franklin

“God Has Given Me a Second Chance”#


”   #Lynne Gasiorek

Feeling Joy from Simple Things


”   #Hunter Gossard

Can”t Keep Him Down!


”   #Barbara Howard

Enjoying Life Successes


”   #Rhonda and Jarod Mainland

Be Radical for Cancer Awareness


”   #Jane Maran

Joy in the Small Triumphs


”   #Jim L. Markham

Not Giving in to Cancer


”   #Jaimie Mattox

Her Family”s Role Model


”   #Mary Meekins

Remembering Mary


”   #Opal Mincey-Beaver

New Beginnings, New Journey


”   #Steve North

Reaching Out in the Community


”   #Pastor B.J. Relefourd

An Inspiration to Women


”   #Caroline Robinson

Today, She Celebrates!


”   #Elaina Schreckenberger

“Never Go A Day Without Laughing”#


”   #Alaina Shapiro

We”re All Survivors


”   #Alan Sims

Finally A Football Star


”   #Nora Spencer

Her Journey is Her Testimony


”   #Tony Velo

For Tony, Attitude is Everything


”   #Mark Waters

Reinventing Himself Today


”   #Dick and Phylecia Wilson

Promoting Cancer Awareness Across the World