In their own words, Bill and Marilyn Watson welcome participants to Reality Rally. Photo shows Marilyn and Bill Watson with Reality Rally creator, Gillian Larson. Stay tuned...Bloggergal

Michelle's Place, Women's Breast Cancer Resource Center, would like to extend a warm welcome to you participating in Reality Rally. Gillian works tirelessly to produce an amazing endeavor. Gillian has unending energy and enthusiasm as well as her great motivation. Thank you Gillian and her Team!

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nina acosta

I'm sure you remember CBS Survivor contestant Nina Acosta. She was the second member of the Salani tribe to leave during Survivor: One World. I was bummed. I have a special place in my heart for Survivor contestants who are over 50 and women. Nina is also a retired LAPD officer. Yep, I was bummed. I'm sure she was too, but what can you do? Life goes on. Then Nina heard about Reality Rally and attended in 2013.

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Reality Rally is filled with many heartwarming stories. Below, told in her own words is the story of Charlene and her wonderful family and how one reality TV star, Denise Stapley impacted their lives. Charlene and Brandon attended Reality Rally in 2014. Check back here for an update on their amazing experience.

At the young age of 27 in 1988 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was single and just started dating a special man. I suggested that we stop dating because it wasn't fair to him to have to go through the ups and downs with me as I didn't know where this disease would take me. He said there was no way he was going to leave my side, and he didn't! It was a long road to recovery as I had a right radical mastectomy with reconstructive surgery, but did not have to go through it alone.

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