V100's Jeanne K. Cochran Publicizes Personal Fight
May 2, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
WEST VIRGINIA RADIO AC WVAF (V100)/CHARLESTON, WV middayer JEANNE K. COCHRAN has taken public a very personal battle with breast cancer. In an interview with local TV station WOWK, COCHRAN said, "It was the worst news I had ever gotten because it was the first time I realized I could die and I was actually afraid I would at the time."
Still, COCHRAN decided to use her struggle as a way to connect with listeners and chronicled her journey through diagnosis and treatment on the air, in addition to keeping a journal online.
"I knew it was the right thing to do and it turned out to be a real blessing because I went public with the news and then I also had the reverse benefit of hearing from lots of women who have survived breast cancer," she said.
Now, more than a year later, she is done with treatment and living cancer-free. This SATURDAY, she'll reach what she calls a major milestone by walking in the SUSAN G. KOMEN Race for the Cure in CHARLESTON.
COCHRAN has online resources that you can view here.