August 1, 2014

Maria DeAnn Shields-Marley – Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Maria DeAnn Shields-Marley - Ovarian cancer survivor
“I was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer on Friday, June 13, 2008. Going through this experience has made me value life more. I want to make the most of every day. My greatest support came from my family, my friends and the good care I received at UAMS. My doctors and their staff are like family. I hope to keep working as I do now, and also to travel. I would love to see France and more national parks. Getting to participate in the Seed of Hope ceremony made me feel special. I feel stronger and empowered because I’m a survivor.”

Maria DeAnn Shields-Marley
Ovarian cancer survivor
Little Rock, Ark.