Meet the Broyles

As the sun rose on the morning of July 3, Cheryl and Matt Broyles were climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park with their two sons: Grant, 14, and 12-year-old Clint.  Gripping the cables that assist climbers on their ascent, the family enjoyed a majestic view over the natural treasure as they hiked toward the heavens.

“The scenery there, the grandeur of the canyons and valleys, the snow-covered peaks, the sunrise on a perfect day was just another confirmation of God’s power, and he created that for us to enjoy,” Matt said.

The Broyles family embarked on a challenging journey to the mountaintop 11 years ago.  At age 33, Cheryl was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – brain cancer – in June 2000.  People with GBM live an average of 14 months after diagnosis,

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Meet the Elliotts

People sometimes ask Natasha Elliott how she manages to do it all: care for her ailing husband and 10-year-old son while pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.  Natasha, 27, said those who don’t know Mike, her husband of six years, don’t understand their marriage and the ups and downs of battling life-threatening illness.

“This is our normal and I wouldn’t know what it would be like to be with someone who didn’t go to the doctor every week,” Natasha said.

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Meet the DeCourceys

Kristi and Mike DeCourcey are sun children of southern California, where movie sets and glistening beaches meet an unforgiving desert. Don’t get the wrong idea; neither lives a celebrity lifestyle.

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Meet the Reins

It is believed that a traveler once told the early American novelist James Fenimore Cooper, upon visiting Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains in 1824, “that here was the very scene for a romance.” Two years later, Cooper wrote his most famous novel, The Last of the Mohicans, set in the tourist destination 200 miles north of New York City.

The picturesque location has been the setting of important moments in the lives of Al and Lucia Rein, including their honeymoon in 1994.

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