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David’s Esophageal Cancer Story

Posted on 9/7/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Cancer. “I was not expecting the diagnosis of esophageal cancer, but I do remember that I was not surprised either.  I wasn’t overly concerned, because I have put my faith in God, I’m able to accept whatever comes my way,” David shared. David is currently fighting esophageal cancer, and in addition to sharing his reaction... Read more

Carla’s Lupus Story

Posted on 9/2/2016 by Carol Lee

Carla was diagnosed with lupus 17 years ago. She had 12 good years with minimal lupus problems. She told GiveForward about her journey with this chronic disease and how she stays strong. “I was diagnosed with Lupus immediately following the premature birth of my son at 11 weeks and 6 days early. Initially, I had... Read more

Charleigh’s Lyme Story

Posted on 8/31/2016 by Carol Lee

Charleigh was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Bartonella, and FL1953. She is only 14 years old. Her mom, Lori, shared with us Charleigh’s Lyme story.  “My daughter, Charleigh, has always been a beautiful intelligent girl with the talent and drive needed to make it to the big time. She wants to be a star. College in... Read more

Franschara’s Cancer Journey

Posted on 8/31/2016 by Carol Lee

Franschara’s Cancer Journey began in September 2015 when she was diagnosed with Stage IIB Cervical Cancer. Earlier in April of 2016, she was able to get the necessary surgery and her test results came back cancer free. Now there are additional medical complications, intense financial burdens, and constant fear of cancer returning, but Franschara doesn’t... Read more

Dee’s Second Leukemia Story

Posted on 8/30/2016 by Carol Lee

Dee Philpott is a mother and wife that is facing leukemia for the second time! A perfect bone marrow match was found for her and the procedure has been planned. Her fundraiser is to raise money to pay for the care facility that she will stay in for 100 days and all other financial burdens that... Read more

Mark’s Heart Story

Posted on 8/30/2016 by Carol Lee

Mark Tanner was diagnosed with a rare heart disease called Amyloidosis in July 2015. He’s currently staying at Mass General Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit waiting for a heart transplant. We recently interviewed one of Mark’s kids, Lauren, who created her father’s GiveForward community fundraising page to hear about Mark’s Heart Story. “My dad... Read more

Andy G’s Cancer Story

Posted on 8/30/2016 by Carol Lee

Andy was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma at the end of June 2016. Andy’s cancer story is one that is full of struggles like discomfort and bills, but also full of love and support. We asked Andy about his diagnosis; how he got diagnosed and how he felt after his diagnosis. “When I first got... Read more

Suzanne’s Lymphoma Story

Posted on 8/30/2016 by Carol Lee

In September of 2015, Suzanne Schmitz was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Since then, she has been on a journey to battle her cancer while battling the burden of medical costs, chemotherapy treatments, and other hardships. Through this interview, Suzanne wanted to have the opportunity to share her story while possibly helping others who are going through something... Read more

Tinu’s Fudge Cancer Story

Posted on 8/29/2016 by Carol Lee

Tinu was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in January of 2016. We asked her how she felt when she received her diagnosis, and she told us that even though she knew something was wrong, she was still shocked when she was told about her lymphoma. “I’d been feeling extra fatigue and getting night sweats since January 2015.... Read more

Christine’s Dreams Story

Posted on 8/26/2016 by Carol Lee

Christine Keuler was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of uterine cancer. Her good friend, Amy Kamarainen, helped start a GiveForward community fundraising page for her after finding out so that Christine’s dreams of going to New York could be fulfilled. Amy wanted to be able to send Christine on a fun adventure to... Read more

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