Dianna Neil is our POZZYVIBER of the month for June 2014. Dianna is the Food Director of a child development center at the Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. Let’s began by telling Dianna’s story as to why we have chose her to be our Pozzyviber of the month. In the 90’s Dianna was living in Colorado when she was diagnosed with Cancer in May of 1998. With the struggle of the chemo treatments and working fulltime she was faced with the hard facts that she wanted more out of life. So much of her life was spent raising her three siblings and her two kids although she loved doing so and wouldn’t take any of that back, she really hadn’t focused on herself. With this in mind she decided it was time to live again, and went soul searching finding herself on the beach in South Carolina. There she met her late husband Frank who brought an abundance of happiness to her. After her life with Frank had begun she soon found her place at Providence Baptist Church, where she currently works with children fighting Cancer and other life threatening diseases. Dianna feels deep within her heart that they are all connected; she is a survivor and so are they.
In 2011 Dianna was told the Cancer was back and this time located in her left Kidney. Because of the Cancer’s location treatment was impossible without surgery. After surgically removing her Kidney Dianna was left to begin her healing process again, but not without keeping an uplifted and positive attitude. That Christmas Dianna decided she didn’t want anything for Christmas except to spread happiness and joy to others. Dianna took money she had received from her mother as a Christmas gift and bought out all the teddy bears at her local Wal-Mart filling her car to the brim. Dianna took the car full of teddy bears to the Children’s Hospital so every child could have a Merry Christmas.
Others around Dianna describe her as being bubbly and happy; no matter what is going on she tries to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. When Dianna lost her husband Frank she donated most of his belongs so others in need could use them in hopes that the happiness he brought to her could be spread to others. When Dianna is not working she donates a portion of her time to catering funerals and weddings. When asked how she feels today the only thing she said was, “Lucky and Blessed.” Dianna is always telling people, “God only gives us what we can handle.” Dianna thanks her mother for pushing her everyday to continue and stay positive.
Thank you Dianna for sharing with us and being such a Pozzyviber!
For more information about Dianna Neil visit www.diannaneil.com
Written by POZZYVIBE content creator Rene Rosengrant