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2018 October Program Luncheon
Sangamo Club
227 E Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 544-1793

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM CDT
Category: Luncheon


Speaker: Heather Carter, author of Soul Selfie  
Annual theme: True North

Please plan to join us for our monthly luncheon, open to all IWIL members and their guests. Registration is $18 per person on or before October 12 and $23 after October 12 or at the door.

Join us as Heather Carter intertwines her experiences as an author and survivor with our theme of True North, exploring the principals of "Self Awareness" and "Support Team" as principals of Authentic Leadership. 

Heather Carter Photo

Heather Carter was a self-described “everyday, average girl” until disaster struck. She was diagnosed with Leukemia. Not only was she faced with a deadly disease, she contracted an infection and ended up in ICU for a week, intubated and hooked up to a mechanical life support system. She spent over 70 days in the hospital during her 7-month battle with Leukemia. During that time, she began writing. At first, she wrote just to update friends and family on her condition. It quickly morphed into something bigger. She began writing about the issues that affected her the most: anxiety, fear, control, faith, acceptance, and love.

Soul Selfie is a collection of the first 110 blog posts composed during that period and throughout her long path to recovery. During that 

battle, and through the parallel ordeal of dealing with a loved one’s addiction, she discovered the true meaning of faith and regained her hold on life. She also came to realize that she was not alone in her quest to conquer fear, worry, control and other plagues of the heart. Even though her cancer is now in remission, she continues to write so she can encourage others and let them know that they are not alone as they confront life’s tragedies and daily trials.  


*IWIL is unable to provide refunds.  If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, we encourage you to send someone in your place. Simply have your guest indicate at the check-in table that she is your substitute.  We appreciate your understanding.

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