Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Today's featured survivor

Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tish Griffin Satre

Age: 51.

Juneau resident: 24 years. Originally from California.

Family: Her husband, Tom, has 11 months survivorship. They have six kids. Her mother, Barbara, also lives in town and is a 50-year cancer survivor.

Hobbies: Boating, fishing, reading, volunteering. Newly retired on July 1.

Kind of cancer: bladder, kidney and cervical. "I felt like cancer of the month club in summer 1997," she said. June, July and August diagnoses were all primaries.

Years surviving: 13 months. "Three primaries for diagnoses, 13 reoccurances, six rounds of chemo - looking good now," she said.

Quote: "Live expectantly, pray earnestly and love extravagantly. Living with cancer changes your priorities and instead of sweating the small stuff you take each day as a blessing and make the most of it!"

• To be featured as a cancer survivor during the month of October, contact Neighbors editor Kim Andree at 523-2272 or

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