Author: Janice Pitchford

Does life have to be long to be full? Most people coast through life. Routines evolve and ruts emerge. One day an unexpected turn jolts us awake. Questions challenge us and patterns disrupt us. And we're confronted with deeper issues like Finishing Well. But some people never experience that luxury. Rather, their lives are snatched from us before they even have time to coast. Dawn Pitchford was one of these people.

In this gripping memoir you'll meet Dawn Pitchford and see how she was both a lamb and a lion. Optimism defined her attitudes and smiles graced her face. Although only a young lady, her maturity challenges us all to reconsider life.

Dawn's legacy teaches us how it's possible to live with grace and purpose regardless of your age or your diagnosis. By experiencing her brave journey you'll discover courage when facing your own.

It doesn't matter how you began or how many unexpected turns you've encountered. What counts most is Finishing Well.


Janice Pitchford

Janice is a registered nurse, speaker, trainer, and author. She is currently a Clinical Skills Educator at the Alabama College or Osteopathic Medicine as well as a pediatric nurse at Southeastern Pediatric Associates, PA both in Dothan, AL

Her career in health care spanning four decades has brought a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to any business arena.  She is a member of the Igniting Souls Tribe, the Deeper Path Team led by Kary Oberbrunner as well as a member, certified speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team.

A woman of faith her passion is to help others find meaning and fulfillment at every stage of life and to finish well. Learn more about Janice at