Article by SEAN O’KEEFE “The diagnosis of ovarian cancer changed my wife forever. It made her a different woman,” says Joseph Hemati of his wife’s reaction to the news from her doctor. When Sam shared her news with Joseph, he was shocked and could not believe what he had just heard from his wife. “I was devastated. It changed our lives. I cried like a baby and I think that God heard my cries.”
Article by SEAN O’KEEFE John Ford and his wife Kori are both anesthesiologists. While they recognize something was wrong, the young couple did not think that Kori could have pelvic cancer given the fact that they recently have two children. Everyone’s story is different and no two cancer journeys are the same. “
Article by LANCE WHITE Photography by JOLIE LOREN AND LIZ ERICKSON It’s not everyday that you are tasked with writing about a friend who just happens to be your boss. I have known this man for more than a decade and he still carries an air of mystery and reverence. He wears many hats: business owner, event planner, executive producer, chef, florist, enophile, visual storyteller, and travel and lifestyle journalist for this magazine.
Article by SEAN O’KEEFE Photography by COURTESY OF THE MCCULLOUGH FAMILY John McCullough of Johns Creek fondly remembers his wife Mary as the love of his life. “She was just gorgeous and I was always proud to have her on my arm, wherever we went,” says John. “She was a kind, gentle person and just a joy to be with.
Article by SEAN O’KEEFE Photograph by JOLIE LOREN PHOTOGRAPHY While Danielle Rose Russell’s career has taken off as the star of the CW Network’s Legacies, she has definitely been the author of her future. For her entire life, Danielle has been surrounded by powerful women and her success is a testament to those who have helped her realize her dreams.
Article by SEAN O’KEEFE Photography by CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Redrick, Chief Nursing Officer at Emory Johns Creek, believes that it takes a village to get everybody where they need to be when you have a very active family.
Article by SEAN O’KEEFE Many of us will never be touched by ovarian cancer but, for those who have been, it is a life changing experience that will forever live in the minds and hearts of the entire family. Dan Lauerman’s wife of 33 years, Kim, was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer Thanksgiving week of 2017. It changed their world forever.
Article by SEAN O’ KEEFE Photography by CATRINA MAXWELL Dawn Rhoden is an employee of Bank of American in Alpharetta and a co-chair of bank-sponsored initiative – the Atlanta Black Executive Leadership Team (BELT).