The Leaphart Family

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Raised by 155 people in 23 months
I've recently had the pleasure of meeting Paulette Leaphart, and was inspired by her breast cancer survival story.  Paulette underwent a double mastectomy at age 47 and not only found herself
jobless, and with enormous medical bills, but soon after, she lost her home.

Being the strong woman that she is,  Paulette is planning to walk 1000 miles topless, from Biloxi, Mississippi to Washington, D.C.  in April 2016 to promote awareness to this horrible disease.

Paulette and her family have recently relocated to another state to live with a friend.
You can read more about her survival story in the attached video The Inspiring Reason This Woman Is Walking 1,000 Miles Topless and in her own words below...

Please consider helping my friend as she faces the reality of her families needs - medical, mortgage, daily expenses, and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

In the words of Paulette Leaphart:
I AM a FIGHTER. I never thought it would be me. Sometimes I feel like I cheated, because it was God who come to me in the middle of the night and whispered in my ear, that I have breast cancer. I'm inspired by it because I knew then I would survive, because God came to  me with the news. God trusted me with this test, and I don"t want to disappoint HIM. I was 47 years old, with a strong family history of breast cancer,  I never had a mammogram in my life. Well not until My Father came to me to go get checked, because I have the dreadful disease.  I found myself  fortunate. Because of my close relationship with God and my obedience, I caught mine early. It was stage 2, however, it was already grade 3...which meant it was a very angry, very mean, very aggressive cancer. Was I frightened? Not nearly as much as I was angry! For me it was all in the ATTITUDE, and still is. Give me a reason, ANY reason to go out in the public topless,  bearing my beautiful scars! I am stubborn and I am strong. Cancer was not going to take that away from me.
My motto was I’ll take this bull by the horns. Yes, it might throw me around a bit and knock me to the floor every once in a while, BUT, after everything is all said and done, I WILL BE THE ONE LEFT STANDING!  I walk by faith and there is my strength. I will walk a thousand miles come April 2016 for all those who went before me. For all those who participated in trials so that I had better treatment options. I will walk a thousand miles for all those yet to follow. I will walk to support all those who are unable to physically participate in  walks themselves. I will walk for my 4 lil cousins who lost their mom to cancer at the young tender age of 32.  To show my empathy and compassion for all those who have lost a loved one to this disease. I will walk a thousand miles  for the women who have lost everything in the process of going through treatment. For the common bond that all fighters share. I will walk across the country topless,  for myself and for others! I will walk because I'm celebrating LIFE!!!!! I'm celebrating hope for a cure to end all cancers!! Last but not less I will walk for my eight babies, I need them to know they can do all things through Christ Who strengthens them.....
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I will walk a thousand miles… for all those who went before me. For all those who participated in trials so that I had better treatment options. I will walk a thousand miles for all those yet to follow. I will walk to support all those who are unable to physically participate in walks themselves. I will walk for my 4 lil cousins who lost their mom to cancer at the young tender age of 32. To show my empathy and compassion for all those who have lost a loved one to this disease. I will walk a thousand miles for the women who have lost everything in the process of going through treatment. For the common bond that all fighters share. I will walk across the country topless, for myself and for others! I will walk because I’m celebrating LIFE! : photo credit; Sarah Snow
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Sending prayers and cheering you on as you make your way to Atlanta Paulette. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Praying as you make your way to Atlanta
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More photos of supporters and the kick-off prayer circle...
Paulette's biological and adopted kids
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And the walk has begun... Thanks to all for your donations, thoughts, prayers and blessings!
May God cover you on this long journey..
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Read a Previous Update
Marie Fraser Arulmolidevan
10 months ago

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/health/hfr-paulette-leaphart-naked-truth/index.html

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Chris Thomas
10 months ago
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No, Arlene C Blacet. It should be you that is ashamed. You've blindly assumed that every claim Paulette has made is true. The CNN article has raised more than a little skepticism. Skepticism is healthy. It helps to weed out the snake oil salesmen who gull the altruistic people among us. The author of the article has cleared made an effort to track down and verify as many of the claims as possible. The author has even made it clear that she was doing so in the hopes of proving the veracity of Paulette's claims. If you can't understand that, then I know a Nigerian Prince who is looking for someone to help bring in a $100 billion dollars. I should introduce you.

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Zrcalo Sveta
10 months ago
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I read this article on CNN, and this woman would make more money with a real job instead of peddling herself around and using her child as sympathy. Please donate to someone who isnt going to spend this money on frivilous things.

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Mauricia Moody
10 months ago
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I just read an entire different thing on the CNN website... Now I'm really confused.

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Stacey Mcknight
21 months ago
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If you can find it in your heart plz donate this walk to Washington is for all of us. Plz follow Paulette McKenzie Leaphart and read her mission and her story.

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Arlene C Blacet
10 months ago
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For all you nay-sayers, you should be ashamed of your selves!!! In that article, not one reputable source to prove as facts? And no receipts to prove that they sent this so-called money to Paulette! She is not a reporter!!! She should be fired!!! She had her mind made up before she even wrote this article!!! All she reported on was the opinion's of the people against Paulette! She didn't interview her friends, doctors, neighbors, or her children?!!! There are so many holes in this story, all opinions, and NO facts!!! Where's the sources and where are the receipts of this so-called money sent to her!!! NO FACTS WHAT-SO-EVER!!! Totally disgusting!!! Paulette had CANCER!!! And, which one of you nay-sayers could have walked a 1000 miles for a purpose?!!!! I am sure not one of you COULD!!! You are all disgusting. I even bet none of you have had a rough life, because you wouldn't be able to walk 1 mile in her shoes!!! Paulette has helped a lot of people, whether you like it, or NOT!!! Did you read this, Marie Fraser Arulmolidevan?!!!

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Kayla Dunkes
20 months ago
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Please check your messages Paulette. I would love to know where in DC the rally will be and what time. Want to show my kids the good in the world

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Karen Miller
9 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.314075169010811.1073741833.100012249904589&type=1&l=2727cf239a Read the following page in regards to plagiarism of falsified breast cancer testimonies she stole from other cancer survivors.

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Arlene C Blacet
10 months ago

Chris Thomas, where is your proof?!!! And, where is that reporter for CNN's proof?!!! Reading the article, there was no proof! The proof that CNN Reporter never showed in her article!!! It was all hearsay! Even the Reporter had no PROOF!!! And, has never came back and printed the proof!!! You are disgusting, Chris Thomas!!!

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Kim Roar
19 months ago

I can't donate because I am under the stress of active cancer myself but this lady is a warrior and I love her to the moon and back

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Teresa Moore
19 months ago

I had my mastectomy a year ago. I know how expensive cancer is. I hope this helps you.

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Marie Fraser Arulmolidevan
10 months ago

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/health/hfr-paulette-leaphart-naked-truth/index.html

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Chris Thomas
10 months ago
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9

No, Arlene C Blacet. It should be you that is ashamed. You've blindly assumed that every claim Paulette has made is true. The CNN article has raised more than a little skepticism. Skepticism is healthy. It helps to weed out the snake oil salesmen who gull the altruistic people among us. The author of the article has cleared made an effort to track down and verify as many of the claims as possible. The author has even made it clear that she was doing so in the hopes of proving the veracity of Paulette's claims. If you can't understand that, then I know a Nigerian Prince who is looking for someone to help bring in a $100 billion dollars. I should introduce you.

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Zrcalo Sveta
10 months ago
3
3

I read this article on CNN, and this woman would make more money with a real job instead of peddling herself around and using her child as sympathy. Please donate to someone who isnt going to spend this money on frivilous things.

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Mauricia Moody
10 months ago
3
3

I just read an entire different thing on the CNN website... Now I'm really confused.

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Stacey Mcknight
21 months ago
2
2

If you can find it in your heart plz donate this walk to Washington is for all of us. Plz follow Paulette McKenzie Leaphart and read her mission and her story.

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Arlene C Blacet
10 months ago
1
1

For all you nay-sayers, you should be ashamed of your selves!!! In that article, not one reputable source to prove as facts? And no receipts to prove that they sent this so-called money to Paulette! She is not a reporter!!! She should be fired!!! She had her mind made up before she even wrote this article!!! All she reported on was the opinion's of the people against Paulette! She didn't interview her friends, doctors, neighbors, or her children?!!! There are so many holes in this story, all opinions, and NO facts!!! Where's the sources and where are the receipts of this so-called money sent to her!!! NO FACTS WHAT-SO-EVER!!! Totally disgusting!!! Paulette had CANCER!!! And, which one of you nay-sayers could have walked a 1000 miles for a purpose?!!!! I am sure not one of you COULD!!! You are all disgusting. I even bet none of you have had a rough life, because you wouldn't be able to walk 1 mile in her shoes!!! Paulette has helped a lot of people, whether you like it, or NOT!!! Did you read this, Marie Fraser Arulmolidevan?!!!

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Kayla Dunkes
20 months ago
1
1

Please check your messages Paulette. I would love to know where in DC the rally will be and what time. Want to show my kids the good in the world

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Karen Miller
9 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.314075169010811.1073741833.100012249904589&type=1&l=2727cf239a Read the following page in regards to plagiarism of falsified breast cancer testimonies she stole from other cancer survivors.

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Arlene C Blacet
10 months ago

Chris Thomas, where is your proof?!!! And, where is that reporter for CNN's proof?!!! Reading the article, there was no proof! The proof that CNN Reporter never showed in her article!!! It was all hearsay! Even the Reporter had no PROOF!!! And, has never came back and printed the proof!!! You are disgusting, Chris Thomas!!!

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Kim Roar
19 months ago

I can't donate because I am under the stress of active cancer myself but this lady is a warrior and I love her to the moon and back

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