For Better or For Worse
Denise & Alan Jackson Open Up about Surviving Cancer as a Couple

It all started in the small town of Newnan, GA – at the local Dairy Queen to be precise – long before country music veteran Alan Jackson would become the honky-tonk legend he is today. No, this wasn’t where the “Chattahoochee” singer got his big break. It was where, as a teen­ager, Alan met the love of his life, Denise. And today, after three and a half decades of marriage, three chil­dren, and a 25-year (and counting!) music career, the high-school sweet­hearts are more in love than ever.

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“It was the first time I felt like I was living out the phrase in our wedding vows ‘for better or for worse.'" - Alan

(Photo by Kristy Belcher)

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Healing the Greatest Wound

by Ella Strzepa

“OK,” I said to myself as I took one more glance at the prosthesis that was lying on my bed. “It’s just another chal­lenge; I’ll be fine,” I thought. Then I picked up my crutches, shoulder bag, and keys and left the apartment. It was supposed to be my first day back at work after taking a week-long vacation to celebrate my 30th birthday, settle into my new apartment, and let the wound on my stomach caused by the prosthetic socket heal.

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