October is the month we all anticipate, especially after the heat of summer. With the scents of fall in the air, it’s time to break out the pumpkin spices and decor that have been hidden away and engage in festive gatherings. For SpaceCoast LIVING, though, October is also the month dedicated to telling survivor stories. It’s a time to reflect on some local residents’ testimonies as they open up about their first-hand experiences and difficulties. To listen to the heartfelt struggles these men and women have endured will leave you speechless. I know I was. But it’s more than that. The strength and perseverance these individuals exude will inspire you, as well as others going through any type of trial, to fight, thrive and look at living life in an entirely new light.