Ladies Who Inspire: You don’t want to miss Alesia Shute! When she was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 7, her life was redirected as was that of her entire family. She survived six major surgeries that had never been tested on a child and countless hours of pain and months of hospitalization. Alesia had to grow up quickly and adjust to being sickly and different from others. Her book Everything is Okay is her story of survival that details not only her recovery, but also her struggles through school, boys, marriage, and pregnancy, with some hilarious tales of her adult life to boot. Alesia, you inspire me!