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Cancer Survivor Takes Off for 然ound the World Volunteer Trip with the Help of Go Overseas

Added: (Thu Feb 16 2012)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Summary: Terri Wingham won Go Overseas Fall 鏑eave-a-Review contest and is using her prize, 喪ound the world plane ticket, to volunteer on nearly every continent and support other cancer survivors through her A Fresh Chapter Foundation.

Berkeley, CA February 16, 2012 Terri Wingham has embarked on a trip of a lifetime. The Vancouver, Canada resident won a 喪ound the world plane ticket from Go Overseas 鏑eave-a-Review contest in October 2011 and decided to use it to volunteer on nearly every continent. Go Overseas (http://www.gooverseas.com), the leading online resource for programs abroad with a Yelp-style user review system, is a global hub for a wide variety of content related to studying abroad, volunteer abroad opportunities, international internships, and teach abroad programs.

In October 2009, Wingham痴 life was changed by her breast cancer diagnosis. Everything that had once seemed important was thrown out the window. Her struggles through cancer and chemo therapy have highlighted what matters to her in life.

Although the chemo and surgeries were an unbearably difficult part of the process of her battle with cancer, her struggles didn稚 end when the surgery ended.

的 would always face fears of reoccurrence; worries about how returning to a stressful job could increase my risk of developing a secondary cancer; and a sense of loss over my breasts, my potential fertility, and my carefree past, says Wingham.

While Wingham says she may never be the person she was before cancer, she was able to feel excited about life again for the first time when she volunteered abroad in Africa. The decision to leave her job and travel for a total of nine weeks in four different African countries wasn稚 an easy one but it was well worth it.

Now Wingham is working on a variety of projects: her book about being a cancer survivor and not a victim, starting the Fresh Chapter Foundation to provide support for other cancer survivors, and adventuring for six months around the world as a volunteer. The trip has been made possible with the support of many organizations like Go Overseas, who has provided flight subsidy through the contest and support in the form of promotion and connections with volunteer providers around the world.

典erri痴 story is an amazing and inspirational one, said Mitch Gordon, president of Go Overseas. 展e wish her all the best on her adventures and are looking forward to following her stories as she travels.


Wingham痴 Travel Itinerary

Jan 10 Feb 10th GeoVisions in Vietnam
Feb 11 March 3rd CCS in New Delhi, India
March 15 March 29 GVN in Rwanda
April 1 15 Zanzibar TBD
April 20 27 Pueblos Ingles in Spain
Apri 29 May 12 IVHQ in Cusco, Peru
May 19 May 31 ProWorld in Urubamba, Peru
June Costa Rica GVI in Quespos, Costa Rica

Learn more about Terri Wingham, her battle with cancer, and her volunteer abroad adventures at A Fresh Chapter (http://www.afreshchapter.com/).

About Go Overseas
GoOverseas.com is the leading social network connecting global citizens with study, volunteer, intern, and teach abroad opportunities around the world. The online Go Overseas community lists nearly every program abroad in the world. Each program listing includes Yelp-style user generated ratings and reviews. The Go Overseas community also includes regular authoritative articles, a blogging community, resources, travel related writing contests and scholarship opportunities. Join the global community at GoOverseas.com.

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Press contact:
Katie Boyer
Volunteer Abroad Director, Go Overseas
Phone: 510-859-8865
Email: Katie@GoOverseas.com

Submitted by:Katie Boyer
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