The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Community

October 26, 2013

Nave credits family, faith and bowling in cancer battle

Survivor takes each day and appreciates it

(Continued)

An avid bowler before her cancer and after, Nave has bowled on a weekly league and for a while bowled on two a week. She was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2002. "I just love bowling," said Nave. "As soon as I was able to get back out there, I began bowling again. I got started by going after work with some friends and really enjoyed it."

At the entrance to her home, there is a sign warning that "this home is protected by angels." Nave has a huge collection of all kinds of angels surrounding her fireplace and around her living room. "I don't remember how I got started collecting them. I would get them for gifts and next thing I knew, I was surrounded by angels."

Nave credits family, faith and bowling as key factors in helping her cope with the her successful battle with breast cancer. She also felt God had prepared her for each step along the way.

Nave's advice for other women is "get your annual mammogram." "The earlier cancer is detected, the higher the rate of survival. We have to be proactive and take care of our own bodies."

"We are not just survivors, we are thrivers," said Nave. "We need to talk to each other about breast cancer, our treatments and experiences."

"Be supportive," said Nave of friends that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. "Let them know you're there for them. If they need to cry, let them know it''s all right. They may not want to talk about it, but there's no harm in asking. Let them know they don't have to go through it alone."

"Life is precious," added Nave. "I've learned to take every day, every second and appreciate it. I dwell on living each day that God gives me to the fullest because it's a gift. It's not really about me. It's about the God that I glorify. I believe I'm here for a reason and that is to help someone else. It's about giving back and living life to the fullest. As long as I have breath in me, that's what I intend to do. I want to encourage others. We need each other and need to be encouragers. It doesn't cost anything but a little bit of time to say hello or to visit someone and let them know that you care."

"It is so amazing how far cancer treatments have come," said Nave. "One day they are going to find a cure. I just know it."

Text Only
Community
  • Community Briefs: July 22 A compilation of community news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 21

    A compilation of community news as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 21, 2014

  • FEA - HB0721 - Rotary Exchange - JC 1 Foreign exchange program builds lasting friendships Paulina Berger returned to her hometown in Olpe, Germany on Friday, but she left something important behind: part of her heart. The 16-year-old spent a year living with three host families in Anderson as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • FEA HB0721 ISU Normal Hall Work underway to restore ISU's Normal Hall The sounds of heavy equipment, impact drills and even a large wrecking ball are evidence of a renovation underway at Normal Hall, Indiana State University's oldest academic building.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0713 - Fire Rescue Houses - JC 6 Finding the light Life after losing a child is like waking up and seeing a hole in the ground. You spend all day circling around the edge, trying not to fall in. It’s a description one of Frank Caldwell’s friends explained to him, a feeling he’s known all too well since his only son, Eric, died in an auto accident in April 2010.

    July 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS - HB0722 - morris - DP Seven 4-H members vying for 4-H queen title

    The following seven 4-H members will vie for the title of the Madison County 4-H Fair Queen at 7:30 p.m. this evening on the Kiwanis Stage at the fairgrounds at Beulah Park.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 20 A compilation of community news items as published in the Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 19, 2014

  • HHS class of '66 seeks classmates The Highland High School Class of '66 will host its 48th class reunion on Aug. 23. Contact information is needed for several classmates.

    July 19, 2014

  • Theresa Timmons: Columnist's 'my time' gets invaded by tiny person That 30 minutes between 6:30 and 7 a.m. is the time for waking up. It is the gentle transition between hard sleep and feet-hitting-the-floor, the time of day when dreams end and reality begins. It is MY time.

    July 19, 2014

  • FEA - HB0720 unsung heroes Unsung heroes There are the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation's freedom and have never been a part of our history books. Twenty-four of those unsung heroes have been laid to rest at Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin