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Hello, my name is Marlys Johnson. I am a speaker and award-winning writer with a deep affection for words. Oh, and list-making. I’ve been known to complete a task and add it to my list for the simple pleasure of checking it off. I know, pathetic.

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Oct 2014 – six weeks before Gary died

After my husband’s cancer diagnosis, we established a non-profit with the mission of outreach and education to survivors and caregivers. We presented tag-team style at a variety of venues in all regions of the country: rotary clubs, churches, medical conferences, to nursing students, and in cancer centers.

Widowed since November 2014, I have two amazing children, two equally amazing children-in-law, and six beyond amazing grandchildren.

Home is Bend, Oregon, where—after taking an early retirement from St. Charles Cancer Center—hiking, snow-shoeing, kayaking, and reading fill my spare time.

I have a passion for repurposing old junk into cool new stuff. And an even greater passion for helping people navigate life’s challenges, having negotiated a few myself.

About Me

Hello, my name is Marlys Johnson. I’m a cancer widow, author, speaker and blogger. I love getting outdoors; would rather lace up hiking boots than go shopping. I have a passion for repurposing old junk into cool new stuff. And an even greater passion for showing people how to navigate life’s challenges. Tenaciously. And with heart wide open.

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