To say I love Overcomers is an understatement. This program was everything I didn't know I needed. After the diagnosis and treatment/surgery I was left with a feeling of what the heck just happened to me! A feeling most people could not relate to. I decided to do the spring workshop and I'm so glad I did! These classes gave me a sense of calmness and really put me back in touch with my faith. I love all my pink sisters and this organization has my heart.
Thank you to Mercedes for her friendship and her welcome to the Overcomers organization. I have been lost and scared going through the chemo treatment. Without the Overcomers welcome I don’t know what I would do .
Incredibly thankful for being introduced to Overcomers Spring 2018. As a breast cancer survivor, I didn't even know that I needed healing from the inside although I had healed 2 years before on the outside. Through the 9 week workshop and the retreat, Overcomers helped equip me with tools to help me repair what cancer had broken. I am forever grateful for Overcomers and the courageous women that I have come to know through this wonderful organization.
I was diagnosed September of 2015 at the age of 42 with Stage 2 HER-2 positive invasive ductal carcinoma (DCIS) when I had a 1-year check-up just 7 months after donating a healthy kidney to my brother. I was first introduced to Overcomers by attending the first Pink Gala held in 2018 as a guest. I was amazed at how this group of brave warriors rallied together and learned about the 9-week workshop. Soon after, I completed the 9-wk course fall of 2018 and was able to work through many unresolved feelings after going through 6 chemotherapy treatments, double mastectomy, breast reconstruction & hormone replacement therapy. I am very grateful to Overcomers and the uplifting sisterhood they offer.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer (DCIS) in September 2017. Around the time of my double mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction, I lost my mother to terminal breast cancer in December 2017. I was crushed with grief and not entirely sure how to begin the process of putting my life back together after my body had healed physically. I heard about Overcomers when I met Genny Small and Jessica Meyers, the President and Vice-President of Overcomers, while attending a meet-up organized by my plastic surgery office. They invited me to attend the fall 2018 Overcomers workshop. This workshop was a lifeline for me. It helped me process my grief, pursue spiritual and emotional healing, and come together with other women who were on a similar journey. As the workshop leaders invited the Holy Spirit to come alongside us, the Lord’s healing power and loving comfort reduced my anxiety and helped me start to see that even a cancer diagnosis can have a deeper purpose.
Overcomers has impacted my life in such a positive way that I am now excited to give back in any way that I can. I serve as Board Secretary in this important ministry and do my best to help ensure it is available for future overcomers. No woman should have to feel she is alone in the battle against breast cancer. I believe that Overcomers is a band of pink sisters – together walking forward along the journey and trusting that nothing is impossible for God. Overcomers truly helps women in their healing process to develop an abiding faith that He can bring good even out of darkness and uncertainty.
I was introduced to Overcomers 2 1/2 years after my cancer treatment completed and immediately Thought to myself “I don’t need this.” And boy was I wrong. After joining the workshop and listening to other survivor stories I knew I was in the right place. Overcomers helped me get back to life and understand what my new normal was. I’m now lucky enough to serve on the board and it gives me great pleasure to see the impact of Overcomers on survivors in San Antonio.
I was introduced to Overcomers by a friend of a friend who was a leader. Once I learned the mission of the organization I knew I wanted to check it out. I signed up for the 9 week course expecting to learn of others journeys and learn that I wasn’t alone. I got so much more out of that 9 weeks! Not only did I learn I am not alone but I learned how to cope and deal with my new normal life.
I was diagnosed with triple negative stage 1 breast cancer in mid June. I found this support group a few weeks later and am so glad I did. They genuinely care about other women and what we are going through by sharing their experience through their faith. I am so happy to have found them!
Working through concerns and feelings about a breast cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it is a necessary part of healing. Within minutes of talking to Jessica and Ginny I realized I had found someone who cared about my mental health and my physical health.
Meeting others in various stages of breast cancer treatment helps you feel free to discuss things others might not understand. Small groups allow you time to discuss and get to know someone who can answer your questions or needs answers from you.
The religious foundation makes this different from other programs. It is not forced, but simply there if you would like to explore ways to meet your concerns and feeling in a way that serves God.
I am so glad that I found this group.
I was diagnosed with Invasice Ductal Carcinoma back in May 2020. This group was recommended ded to me so I checked them out. I am so grateful I found them. They are amazing, helpful and encouraging. I took their thrive beauty and skincare class, and even reached out for help finding a wig. I'm thankful to have a group I can turn to during th chaos of all this!
Blessed to have learned about this group a couple of years ago while going though my own journey. Thank you for all you do!
God placed angels in my path Throughout my Breast cancer journey. Several of these angels would begin telling me about this wonderful organization - Overcomers. Feeling broken and lost and discouraged, I started researching the group, hoping that God was leading me to where I needed to be. Finally I had enough courage to sign up for the fall workshop. On the first night of the workshop, I was blessed with a sense of sisterhood and support. The workshop helped me process the effects of what a breast cancer diagnosis can do to someone’s life. Finally, I was surrounded by women who knew exactly how I felt, Surrounded by Women who have experienced what I had been through, And immediately surrounded by love and support and encouragement. This group has taught me that I am not alone as I walk this journey. The fall retreat was also amazing. It further helped me heal from the brokenness that I was feeling after chemo and radiation. It rekindled the fire that I needed to start the next phase of my journey - diep flap reconstruction. I left the workshops and the retreat with a deeper relationship with God and a renewed faith in God’s plan for me. Because I have been so blessed by this beautiful organization, I have joined the leadership team to serve other women who have been affected by breast cancer. God is blessing me in so many ways through servant leadership and I am forever grateful to Overcomers for the huge impact it has had on my life and the lives of so many other women. Praise be to God!
This was an amazing experience from beginning to end. It isn't even "the end" because the love from these ladies so freely given (to each one of us) will live in my heart forever. These ladies are dedicated and believe in this organization and it shows. When Covid-19 hit they didn’t miss a beat to figure a work-around and continue the meeting (via-Zoom) while keeping us safe, they willingly and enthusiastically stepped up!! Everything they did was with loving kindness and understanding because they have been there themselves. They also had experts address issues which is so reassuring.
It truly was more than I imagined. I would highly recommend this to anyone going through breast cancer regardless the stage they are currently experiencing.
I am humbled by the outpouring to love.
So thankful for the way God used these ladies to help me heal!!
Overcomers could not have come at a better time for me, though I truly wish I would have reached out sooner. Jessica Meyers was the first “Pink Sisters” I connected with once I received the breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. Initially, I believed that opting to have a double mastectomy would eliminate further risk. A few weeks later I found out that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. I decided to make the tough decision to go through eight rounds of aggressive chemotherapy. It changed my life. I was in remission and began to recover from the brokenness, however my life never seemed to return to “normal.”
In late 2019 I was again diagnosed with breast cancer resulting in surgery and radiation treatments. During the treatment my family and friends were surprised by my resilience. However, what they didn’t know was internally, I was in a fight for my life. I found myself crying in a parking lot on the phone with Jessica Meyers from Overcomers asking her if I was normal. She invited me to attend an Overcomers workshop and that was exactly where I needed to be. I can take comfort knowing that I am surrounded by women that have shared similar experiences.
I am blessed to be a part of the Overcomers ministry. Through this ministry I have gained greater hope for the future and I am honored to be a part of Overcomers leadership to encourage others that are battling.
Thank you for the support and great experience. For all the men and women diagnosed with breast cancer, please know you are not alone. Contact Overcomers today to receive the support and guidance that you need. No one should fight this battle alone! - E. Ramirez
Overcomers is dedicated to their mission of helping women transition from active treatment into survivorship by providing guidance, support and hope. The information and tools learned in the workshops, as well as the wonderful friendships made, are invaluable and help with healing both spiritually and mentally. I absolutely love this amazing organization.
Overcomers continues to serve those in the breast cancer community. I have personally seen lives transformed and healing take place after participating in a workshop. Overcomers is such a blessing in my life and I am proud to have been a participant back in 2015 and have had the honor of serving on the board years later.
Overcomers has changed my life in so many ways. While participating in Overcomers, I began to see and feel the healing of my life unfold. I was able to realize the positive changes in my life even through all the hurt.
Overcomers is near and dear to my heart. I am so blessed to be able to walk this journey with my right handed partner Genny Small as we Impact our breast cancer community, offering support, love and a true family of pink sisters that are always there for each other. “Together we can do more”!!!
Overcomers has empowered and equipped me with the tools I needed to live out my "new" normal life after breast cancer. So many challenges we face as breast cancer survivors, mentally, emotionally and physically. Such a powerful workshop that focuses on healing with god as the center of our healing!
The unknowns and what-ifs of a cancer diagnosis are paralyzing. It takes every effort to put one foot in front of the other while working toward the prize of becoming – and staying – cancer-free. Surprisingly, the day my doctors reported an “all clear” and an encouraging path forward wasn't a “shout from the mountaintop” experience. Yes, the crisis was over, but emotionally it felt like any other appointment on an otherwise normal day.
With the majority of my medical appointments behind us, my family members seemed to quickly settle back into their old norms. I strangely couldn’t. I found myself day after day watching hours of TV unmotivated for much else. Hadn’t I reached the finish line? Why couldn’t I celebrate? Exhale? I found myself stuck and no longer found joy or fulfillment in any activities I did before cancer. I felt broken, defeated and mentally a shell of the person I once was.
Then came Overcomers' nine-week workshop. Through a lot of heart work and prayer, I learned that everything I was feeling, wrestling with, battling and experiencing was all normal. I WASN’T BROKEN AFTERALL!! And I met a community of incredible women who struggled with the same things. There are so many layers involved in any cancer fight. It isn’t just beating it medically, its learning to live in VICTORY despite – and maybe even because of - the diagnosis. Overcomers has truly been life changing for me and my family. My cancer journey now has purpose.
Overcomers is an amazing group of women helping women going through breast cancer to receive spiritual and emotional healing. They have created a loving and generous community of encouragement and understanding that empowers survivors to live victoriously.
I have had the honor of serving on the board of Overcomers for almost two years as their professional photographer. I can’t recommend this group enough or say enough praises to do it justice. It has been a blessing to me and I have seen such love and compassion and understanding to all the lovely ladies that have come through. It is a place of acceptance and healing and everyone walks through this journey together. This group is a great place to be and you will be surrounded by so many amazing ladies!
I attended the Overcomers Spring Seminar in 2018 after I was diagnosed stage 1b HER2 positive, 2 surgeries and in radiation treatment. At the time I didn’t know for sure why I was there. Overcomers became that safe place to share with women our individual needs on the same journey, fighting the same battle. A community brought together because of cancer but united because of the love that grew among us. I am a leader now, an encourager, and doing what I have been called to do...standing along side my pink sisters in faith, holding them up as the leaders did for me. Overcomers are there with outstretched arms to welcome you! Five stars aren’’t enough. Thank you for making that life changing difference!
I was diagnosed with stage 3 ductal carcinoma in June 2017. I have had a double mastectomy surgery, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 radiation treatments. After participating in an Overcomers Workshop in 2018 (while still in radiation therapy) I was provided with the support and tools I needed to navigate through the devastating impact cancer was having on my life. I have been able to move forward in a positive direction with my life thanks to this organization! I've now served in a leadership role for two seasons( of workshops). It's been nothing short of a blessing to help others through their cancer journey alongside these amazing Overcomers women, whom I now call my sisters. I recommend Overcomers to anyone who is a breast cancer survivor or is still fighting. My life will never be the same.
Joining Overcomers has been a life-changing decision for me. I found the group through Facebook as I sat at home recovering from my reconstruction surgery. I participated in the class and the retreat last year and have gained relationships with a wonderful group of women that not only love and support me but can relate to the difficulties, frustrations and joys that undergoing breast cancer treatment brings into your life. This group also provides a way for survivors to reach out to others that are currently struggling with a diagnosis and use their experiences to ease their journey.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2, grade 3, October of 2017. My world was turned upside down. I was lost and had no one to turn to ask questions. On a leap of faith I went on a weekend beach retreat with Overcomers. I did not know anyone, did not know where we were staying but my heart was telling me I needed to go. I was so glad I went to the retreat. This group is a firm foundation for any one going through breast cancer. They are focus on healing the whole person, mind. body and soul.
Hi!! I just wanted to give a huge shout out to this amazing organization for us survivors, Overcomers! The support and restoration I have received from their Worships to their divine Retreat I was able to be apart of last year has been healing and fulfilling to my breast cancer journey. I’ve been able to heal in community with other pink sisters who get it like no other and are by your side so you are not alone. Thank you Overcomers for all you do for our pink community in Jesus name!
I am a breast cancer survivor. After all treatments are done, you are left feeling lost. I heard about this organization and attended their 9 week course and also their retreat. I learned ways of coping from the teachers as well as the other survivors. Being a part of this group helped me realize I'm not alone. We all walk together. The retreat had wonderful food, teaching,sharing and caring. God is always with us and so are our pink sisters.
My Overcomers retreat experience was one designed by the Lord! After a few rough weeks of several trials I almost didn’t make it. I was destinated to spend a three days with my Pink Sisters!
This retreat was uplifting, full of encouragement, love, rest, prayer, worship, spiritual teachings and much needed support from other breast cancer survivor and fighters!
Genny Small Founder, Jessica Mascola Myers Co-Founder and group of leaders are true servants of God. They out did themselves in service and preparation for us at this retreat!
You must attend as a survivor and fighter! As a community you must give to this non-profit that is helping us spiritually and financially supporting the many events that bless us.
I found Overcomers while I was recuperating from reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy for Breast cancer. I have attended the class and the retreat and found both to be comforting and even fun as I found fellowship with other women also dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Overcomers Class was a Blessing in my life. All these amazing women share their own journeys as Breast Cancer Survivors to help someone like me to rebuild my life. I made many friends along this journey and have learned that God doesn’t ever give you something you can’t handle. Thank you Pink Sisters for this amazing experience.
Overcomers has had a tremendous impact on my life. When my wife embarked on her breast cancer journey, we had know idea why she was going this. Today, we know it was because God need us to share our testimony. Overcomers has given both her and I (through the caregivers course) to be there for others who are facing the same challenge.
Volunteering with Overcomers has been an amazing experience. Not only is it a great place to volunteer, but the changes you see in the women's lives spiritually, mentally, and physically that go through the workshops is incredible. If you are a breast cancer survivor looking for a workshop, I highly recommend Overcomers!
What a blessing Overcomers has been in my life. This faith based, support group addresses the difficult obstacles a breast cancer survivor endures. Each week was a new, valuable topic with different mentors and members of the medical community, sharing inspiration and coping tools, all the while providing a safe environment of reflection and conversation. I am so very thankful and blessed to have participated and cheerish all of the individuals who have contributed love and support, along our journey.
What a blessing Overcomers has been to me! I’m so thankful for the time I had in the Overcomers workshop, for the special speakers who came to touch my heart; the prayers fervently prayed over me; the ladies with whom we shared our struggles with breast cancer; being equipped to move forward living as breast cancer patients/survivors/fighters/thrivers; and most importantly, the faith and hope we share as Daughters of the King of Kings. Many thanks to Genny and Jessica for making their vision and mission for Overcomers a reality for us. May God continue to grow and bless this ministry for all the women who fight against breast cancer.
Facilitating the men’s workshop for the husbands of breast cancer survivors has given me an outlet to share my experience with others. Watching your wife go through breast cancer leaves you feeling helpless at times. By teaching this class, I am able to encourage other husbands in their role as caregivers.
I have been so blessed by this group! They are amazing strong beautiful women who are seeking to encourage and uplift others in this journey. I have been so blessed to work with them in my photography business and I fully support and believe in there goals. I would highly recommend this group to anyone dealing with breast cancer. They will be with you every step
Of the way!! Love all of them like sisters!!
Wow! I never thought that a class like Overcomers would help me so much. This program helps you deal with the emotional and spiritual aspects of breast cancer. I'm so thankful for the leaders and the wonderful ladies that I met this past Spring.
It is a great honor to teach women at these workshops, classes and retreats. We provide them with the tools and resources to move forward and begin to rebuild their lives after a breast cancer diagnosis. We believe that every life matters. To watch our team members minister and give of their time and service to their fellow pink sisters is a true blessing.
Wow, what an amazing healing process Overcomers provides! They have created a safe, compassionate, God loving environment to share your hurts with ladies who have also experienced the same hurts. I am beyond grateful for the support I recieve and able to give through this non-profit.
Breast cancer has way of robbing you of your identity and confidence. I was diagnosed in 2014 had chemo then two years later had a recurrence and had to start all over again. I was broken and felt very alone. Overcomers helped me through all of that. This group of strong, supportive and courageous women helped me put the pieces back together. I have also formed bonds and friendships with people which is what I had been searching for. I'm forever grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
Overcomes was a critical part of my healing. I didn’t realize that the most challenging part, was not getting the diagnosis for the first time or even the treatment that followed, but what was to come when everything was over with. I was broken emotionally. I described it as a “funk”. Overcomers helped out me on a healing path of joy and hope! An extra bonus was meeting so many strong, inspirational women!
How do I describe the experience?!?! One word...Sisterhood!! I have met so many leaders in this group and each of them have been so kind and embracing. They truly have a passion for helping others and go to great lengths to make sure you are not alone. I couldn't have met a more supportive group of ladies. I look forward to attending the classes and completing my healing process.
Since being diagnosed with stage 3 ductal carcinoma in June 2017, my journey through breast cancer has been a long, winding road. I have had a double mastectomy surgery, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and am currently in radiation therapy(30 treatments). Being a part of Overcomers has been nothing short of a true blessing. It's a challenge to cope with cancer,- mind , body , and spirit. This organization has provided the support and tools I so desperately needed to ease my pain and to move forward in a positive direction with my life. I have been so inspired, I've chosen to go into Overcomers leadership to help others through their struggles! I would recommend Overcomers to anyone on their journey through cancer. My life will never be the same.
Overcomers has been a positive part of my breast cancer journey. It has helped me to find a new normal for myself after walking down the cancer path. I have made lifelong friends and found sisters who I can relate to on a regular basis. It has helped me to grow as a person and find strength that I thought I had lost. Wonderful group of women.
Overcomers truly helped me during a time when I felt very alone coming out of cancer treatment. I met so many amazing women with incredible stories, and I discovered many areas of my life that still needed healing. This program helped me walk through that healing and begin to embrace the new me, with hope.
Aimee we are so grateful for your service. Your dedication and love for others is evident in all that you do.