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Katherine’s Fight with Stage Four Cancer Story

Posted on 7/22/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Cancer is a battle that a whole community fights. When a loved one is diagnosed, everyone who loves and cares for them is fighting that cancer. Katherine was diagnosed with stage four cancer, with an unknown source, and her community is in it with her. Christiana, a close friend and neighbor of Katherine, shared the... Read more

Martin’s Brain Cancer Story

Posted on 7/21/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Tracey, daughter of Martin, shared with us her fathers brain cancer story and what they have all gone through as a family. The cancer journey starts with the diagnosis, and Tracey opened up about her feelings when she received her father’s diagnosis, “When we received Martin’s (my fathers) diagnosis he had just undergone brain surgery... Read more

Kelsey and Tyler’s IVF Story

Posted on 7/20/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Kelsey and Tyler wanted a family, and they shared their story with us as they went through the IVF process. Kelsey shared their emotional and financial journey as they went through the process as well as the support they received during their IVF story. “My husband and I have been trying to have a baby... Read more

Krystal’s Cervical Cancer Story

Posted on 7/19/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Cancer isn’t easy, and being diagnosed with it can flip your world upside down. Krystal shared with us her cervical cancer story, and the diagnosis that changed her life. “When I was first diagnosed I was flooded with all different emotions. Shock, Sadness, Scared, but in a way I was also relieved. Relieved that I... Read more

Lynn’s Experimental Treatment Story

Posted on 7/18/2016 by Caroline Strachan

What do you do when someone tells you that there is no hope left to save your life? How is that supposed to make you feel, knowing that the doctors have done all that they can, so they basically give up? Lynn, who is fighting glioblastoma, was told these exact words. She was sent home... Read more

Zach & Elise’s Adoption Story

Posted on 7/15/2016 by Caroline Strachan

GiveForward can help with a variety of needs, and adoption is one of them. Zach, who is already a father to another child he and his wife lovingly adopted, shared with us their journey with adoption, how they decided on adoption, and advice for others who are considering it. Adoption is a big decision, so... Read more

Lauren’s Kidney Transplant Story

Posted on 7/15/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Lauren was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease by the name of IgA Nephropathy. Her father, Erik, has shared her kidney transplant story with us as she prepares and hopes for her transplant. Additionally, Erik provided advice for others who are dealing with chronic illness, to help them stay strong and keep fighting. “Lauren is... Read more

Gaylord’s Fight with Glioblastoma Story

Posted on 7/15/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Cancer can sometimes be a life-altering experience. It can flip your world in a matter of seconds once a few words come out of your doctors mouth. It can change the way you view things, it can cause a million emotions, and it can turn you into the fighter you never knew you were. Gaylord,... Read more

Anna and Téa Fight Endometriosis Story

Posted on 7/15/2016 by Caroline Strachan

GiveForward is motivated by all of the amazing people who tell their stories looking for help on our site, and by those who support and provide help. Anna is someone who turned to GiveForward looking for help for her daughter, Téa, who is dealing with multiple forms of endometriosis. She agreed to share her endometriosis... Read more

Brett Fights Cervical Cancer Story

Posted on 7/14/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Reactions are what defines us. How we react and deal with situations contributes to our motivation, drive, and overall outlook on the event occurring. So, how do you react to a cancer diagnosis? There is no right way. You just have to come to one conclusion at the end of your reaction – you have... Read more

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