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March 22, 2022

Share Your Story: Freddye Stover

Share Your Story: Freddye Stover

Freddye is a mother, a nurse, and a singer. She has been a nurse for 34 years! She has been a professional singer for 25 years. She currently works as a GI surgical oncology outpatient nurse with pancreatic, rectal, and colon cancer patients. She performs for charitable events every year. She has performed in local hospitals. As a twice breast cancer survivor, she gives her time and energy to those who are fighting their cancer and to those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

  • 01:39: Tell me about becoming a nurse and why oncology?  
  • 04:07: My mother ended up dying of two different kinds of cancers.  
  • 06:46: Did nursing school prepare you to be an oncology nurse back then? 
  • 09:27: I was 30 when I graduated from nursing school.  
  • 10:52: Take us back to the beginning of your cancer journey. 
  • 13:36: Cancer runs rampant in my family on both sides.  
  • 15:43: You had a mastectomy on one breast?  
  • 17:03: I told him I said I think it's back.  
  • 20:04: I had to laugh my way through it both times because my friends and family were so morbid. 
  • 22:52: They say nurses make the worst patients.  
  • 25:02: She had lymphoma and colon cancer.  
  • 28:04: I think he died less than three months within the diagnosis.  
  • 31:15: We've seen a lot as far as cancer and death in our family, but I'm trying to understand it. 
  • 31:57: What was your worst moment?  
  • 34:33: What about your best moment?  
  • 35:58: I was the first one to graduate from a four-year college.  
  • 38:52: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why? 
  • 40:13: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 41:31: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?  


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