A Story of Strength and Survival
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Lisa dug deep, fought hard and overcame the life-threatening disease she was faced with.
We want to start this story by saying that we are lucky, so very lucky...
Having cancer, knowing someone who has cancer or who has lost the battle to cancer, makes you try to be better at everything you do.
To enjoy every moment.
It changes you forever.
In the end, we were left to choose... And we chose positive change.
Lisa Newman bought into Mount Vernon Carpet One Floor & Home in 2008. She had worked in the business for 22 years prior to this point. As new co-owners, Debbie and Lisa spruced up the showroom bit by bit and transformed the culture of the business. In 2012, shortly after the recession which rocked the girls to their core, they received devastating news. Lisa's husband, a well-loved member of the community, and a helpful hand at Mount Vernon Carpet One, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Lisa took time off and cared for her husband, showing him endless compassion, love and grace, until he passed in 2013. Lisa world was forever changed and the normal playful buzz and chatter around Mount Vernon Carpet One was eerily silenced subsequent to the death of her beloved friend and husband.
A short two years later, as things returned to a more normal state, cancer struck again...this time it was Lisa.
Lisa was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and the outlook wasn't good. With the immense amount of support she had from everyone at the store, her family and friends, Lisa knew she had to fight - and that's just what she did. During the year of intense treatment, Lisa depended on her best friend and co-owner, Debbie, and on her dedicated teammates to keep the store running successfully. She attributes much of her ability to fight cancer to the ever-loving and positive outlook that everyone had during that hard time. The staff wore pink through October, a tradition still held to this date. Throughout this journey, everyone at Mount Vernon Carpet One has stood up tall and fought hard, coming out a stronger team than ever...and all learning valuable lessons along the way.
Now we are all survivors.
She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.