Linda Benz (Coburn) | CaringBridge

Linda Benz (Coburn)

On November 20th of 2015 I confirmed what I already knew weeks earlier when I could see the changes, "I have breast cancer".  I quit my stressful job that very day and began this life changing journey. I have seen friends, family and many patients go through this journey.  I know that my journey will be my own, yet it involves many others.  I quickly found out, when I began to tell my immediate family, friends and co-workers about the cancer diagnosis, how difficult it was sharing this news knowing it would cause them emotional pain when hearing. 

If you receive an invite it is because I think you “might” want to know.  As a military active duty dependent child, soldier, reservist, and spouse, many wonderful people have touched my life.  I regret not finding a way to stay close to those that I have felt real affection for and have added value to my life thus far.  I would love to stay connected.

This site gives me a way to share.  Those closest to me, for better or worse, know I am an open book and as an RN can be very direct about issues that might embarrass others or seem too personal to share.  Please forgive me if I inadvertently share in a way that crosses a line for you.  It will just be me being me. 

I first became aware of this site by dear friends, Teresa and Kurt Winstead, when Curt was battling liver cancer that eventually took his earthly life.  I have felt honored to share in their journey and was comforted to know I had a way to be with them as well as their friends and family via verbal support and community prayer despite the miles between us.

On that note, welcome to my journey. 

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