5 inspiring stories of women who are empowering a better future

Women's Health

by Baylor Scott & White Health

Mar 6, 2023

Every day, women in medicine—from doctors, nurses and researchers, to patients, advocates and caregivers—inspire us to push boundaries and forge a brighter, healthier future. Meet some of these courageous women who are driving change and inspiring hope for women and for us all.

1. The woman who chose joy in the face of cancer

At only 29 years old and in the midst of wedding planning, Amber was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Throughout her cancer treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, she remained positive and chose to live her life to the fullest. Discover Amber’s story and be inspired by her decision to choose joy, even when it’s hard.

2. The “liver buddies” dynamic duo

Meet Brittney and her aunt, Demaris. When Brittney learned her beloved aunt needed a new liver, she didn’t hesitate to offer hers. Today, both are thriving and their bond has never been stronger. Read their story of hope, healing and never giving up on the ones you love.

3. The woman who beat cancer before her 30th birthday

Amanda never imagined she would find herself facing cancer at only 29 years old. After noticing some unusual symptoms—weight gain, shortness of breath, upset stomach—Amanda knew something was wrong. It turned out to be a tumor weighing 17 pounds. Now, she shares her experience to encourage others to listen to their bodies. Discover her story of staying strong in the face of a shocking cancer diagnosis.

4. The daughter who took her cancer risk into her own hands

Kathleen never left her mom’s side as she waged her battle with breast cancer. The treatment, though successful, was difficult. Kathleen knew she never wanted to face cancer if she could help it. Through the High-Risk Breast Screening Program, Kathleen took control of her genetic risk for cancer, empowering a brighter future for herself and her family. Read Kathleen and Ruth’s inspiring story.

5. The Chief Nursing Officer with a new outlook on life

As Chief Nursing Officer for Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region, Amber Reed, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC, isn’t used to being the one whose life is on the line. She shares her story now as both a word of caution for others to take care of themselves and as a token of gratitude to the team who saved her life. This is Amber’s story.

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