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Michelle  Kingsfield

Michelle Kingsfield

Topics: Cancer. When she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second son, Michelle Kingsfield was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She not only shared the shocking news with family and friends, she also shared it with the thousands of people who watch her during the week on the news in Dayton, Ohio where she's an anchor at the NBC affiliate, WDTN. The local newspaper, The Dayton Daily News, followed Kingsfield's amazing story, detailing her incredible strength and inspiration as she went through six rounds of intense chemo therapy and then delivered a healthy baby boy.

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When she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second son, Michelle Kingsfield was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She not only shared the shocking news with family and friends, she also shared it with the thousands of people who watch her during the week on the news in Dayton, Ohio where she's an anchor at the NBC affiliate, WDTN..

The local newspaper, The Dayton Daily News, followed Kingsfield's amazing story, detailing her incredible strength and inspiration as she went through six rounds of intense chemo therapy and then delivered a healthy baby boy.

Kingsfield also shared her challenges with the nation during two appearances on "Good Morning America." In March 2005, Charlie Gibson did a story on her and then interviewed her via satellite to talk about being pregnant with cancer, her positive attitude fighting the disease, and her determination to deliver a healthy baby. In June 2005, Kingsfield flew to New York with her family to appear again on "Good Morning America" for a follow-up story with her "miracle son" Robert, who was just seven weeks old. Kingsfield shared some of the tough choices she encountered, her unwavering will to survive, as well as the added difficulties of being pregnant during her treatments.

In the March 2006 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, Kingsfield authored a story on her struggle and survival with cancer while being in the public eye. She explained how food played a big role in her emotional and physical healing in a segment called "Dish Fulfillment."

Kingsfield has been speaking at charity events, awards ceremonies, special groups and all kinds of public venues for nearly 20 years as part of her job as a television news anchor. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in Communications: Radio/TV. She jumped right into reporting and then quickly became an anchor in Joplin, Missouri. From there she moved to Winston-Salem/Greensboro, North Carolina, and finally Dayton, Ohio, where she has been a Main Anchor since 1999.

    "We have received great feedback from the attendees. Michelle's talk was moving, inspirational and enlightening. Many have said they will remember Michelle's story when treating their own patients."

    - Assocation of Physician Assistants in Oncology

    "She is a wonderful speaker and her story is very dramatic. She truly is lucky to be here and is a testament to determination, persistance, a strong will to live, and to the wonders of modern medicine."

    - Upper Valley Medical Center

    "Michelle Kingsfield gave a compelling, compassionate and courageous account of her battle with cancer. Her story was filled with inspiration and hope for all who came to hear her speak."

    - Mercy Health Partners Cancer Survivor Day