Peggy Nelson’s story is a profile in courage and commitment. At age 23, a routine chest x-ray found a malignant mass in her humerus, the long bone in the arm. As a result, her arm, shoulder blade and collarbone all on the left side were removed. Initially she thought she was going to die or, should she survive, never have children. Instead this strong woman subsequently vowed that having one arm was no reason not to live productively. Today, Peggy and her husband, Dr. Michael Nelson, have three children, now in their 30s. Prior to her diagnosis, Peggy earned a diploma in nursing. After her diagnosis she worked as an oncology nurse and learned how to administer chemotherapy with one hand! She has tried to live personally and professionally as an example of hope whether working with patients, their families or the community.