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A Special Thanks To Our Contributors

I want to acknowledge those that played a significant role in creating this website:

The courageous 11 people that opened their hearts and shared their journeys of healing, they inspired me with their courage and kindness.

Mike Reardon for his beautiful photography, Penny Polokoff, Carole Hodges for their beautiful  writing and support, and Kayce Preston for being by my side creating this website and continuing to make it work.

The Susan L. Burgert M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program

Finding Hidden Courage was inspired by my niece, Susan, that started a Survivorship program for women facing ‘below the belt’ cancers.  She passed December 2018 after a valiant 4 ½ year fight from cancer.   I dedicate Finding Hidden Courage to her.  She continues to live on through her love of life, courage, and her humility. 

She dedicated her life to empowering gynecologic cancer survivors, raising funds to support research efforts, and increasing awareness about ‘below the belt’ cancers.  A portion of funds raised by Finding Hidden Courage, whether through book sales, donations, or other methods, will be donated to:

The Susan L. Burgert M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program.  

For those interested in contributing directly to The Susan Burgert Survivorship Fund, please visit the program website’s Charitable Giving section. Whether you prefer to donate online, via phone or in the mail, please make sure you specify that you would like the donation to go towards Susan Burgert’s Survivorship Fund.