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April’s Cancer Journey

Posted on 1/20/2017 by Josh Chapman

For 8 years April has been battling metastatic breast cancer with her beloved husband Paul by her side. Their journey included April learning to play the flute and recording an album with Paul (a grammy nominated keyboardist) to help those with a chronic illness (or a caregiver) experience soothing and uplifting feelings. April spent five... Read more

Chenai’s Cancer Story

Posted on 10/3/2016 by Josh Chapman

There is never a good time to learn that you have cancer, but for Chenai the timing could not have been worse. She had landed her dream job only 6 weeks earlier and is the mother to Jordynn, her beautiful daughter who was just 2 years old. Her husband Jeff started a GiveForward page so... Read more

A New Mother Battles Breast Cancer

Posted on 9/30/2016 by Josh Chapman

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Few things are more terrifying that receiving a diagnosis of Stage II invasive breast cancer. To also be a new parent and forced to move halfway around the world upon hearing this diagnosis is unthinkable. For Kanoko, that’s exactly what... Read more

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

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