Linda Powell Pruitt
Pruitt had come to Richmond in 2005 with her husband, Rev. Canon Alonzo Pruitt. On her second wedding anniversary, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood and bone cancer for which there is no cure. “I was stunned."
In March 2008, 69-year old Ida McCutchen was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer. Her daughters Robinette and Tracey and her granddaughter Chalisa knew that, while their strong family was prepared to do whatever it took to battle Ida’s disease, their best weapon was expert cancer care.
“When I learned I had [breast] cancer, I knew I couldn’t let it control my life. I had cancer, but cancer didn’t have me. I had to find answers and understand my options."