Family: Husband, Odell
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: June 5, 2005; chemotherapy and radiation
She was surprised when she was diagnosed with cancer.
"The losing of my hair, it was devastating," she said.
Mrs. Johnson now takes it one day at a time. Soon, she will take a cruise with a girlfriend.
"I've been traveling and getting to different parts of the world," she said.
She makes healthy choices, such as doing water aerobics, and is involved with grass-roots advocacy group National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, even traveling to New York for a four-day meeting for breast cancer survivors.
"Keep a positive attitude and outlook on life," she said.