In 1999, the world watched as Jerri Nielsen, the only physician at an isolated South Pole research station, diagnosed and then directed her own breast cancer operation. Since leaving the Pole station in October of that year, she has lived by the ocean. In her book, Ice Bound, she writes, “There are times when the ocean is calm and flat as glass, and the horizon is empty for miles in every direction. Those are the times I feel at home again, and remember Antarctica.”
      Today, Jerri is living the dream of her life. She travels the world as a public speaker. She has a profound effect on women who are afraid. Her talks, and her book, instill courage. She says the friendships she has developed with other women through her travels have been her greatest gift. “I truly understand how necessary women are to society today. Women are such a great support to each other.”

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