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Ann’s Ovarian Cancer Story

Posted on 6/24/2016 by Caroline Strachan

What did you feel when you were diagnosed with cancer? This is a question we often ask when learning about someone’s battle with cancer. Cancer diagnoses typically lead to shock, grief, sadness, etc., but what do you feel when you receive the diagnosis more than once? How do you make sense of this, knowing you... Read more

Faces of People with Cancer

Posted on 6/23/2016 by Caroline Strachan

Cancer has a face — the warriors who stand up and fight against this relentless disease. The people who refuse to give in and let cancer run their lives. These people have fought, or are fighting cancer, and have shared their journey with others through their GiveForward pages. These people with cancer show the beauty... Read more

The Best Good Deeds

Posted on 6/21/2016 by Caroline Strachan

We asked people to share with us the most helpful thing anyone has ever done for them during a tough time. Some of the answers were super specific, and some were simple; all the answers were interesting and awesome to see how people are helping people! Want to check out some of these good deeds?... Read more

More than Just the Money – Helping Others

Posted on 6/20/2016 by Cat de Merode

Hello friends, my name is Cat. I work on the Product team at GiveForward, where we try to solve people’s needs with new features on our website. Last year, we shifted our focus from crowdfunding to a much broader platform for support. Don’t get me wrong – the money raised through GiveForward has always been... Read more

Analisa and JD’s Fight Against Lung Cancer

Posted on 6/20/2016 by Caroline Strachan

“Cancer.” How do you react when that word comes out of the doctor’s mouth? What feelings flood through you as you process it? “Complete shock, disbelief, numbness, surreal. My husband is only 39. He has never smoked or had even a drop of alcohol, has always been active, and has been really strong and a... Read more

Shandy & Trey’s Battle Against Brain Cancer Story

Posted on 6/17/2016 by Caroline Strachan

When someone you know and love is diagnosed with cancer, that’s what people begin to classify them as. A cancer patient. There is MUCH more to a person than just their disease. Shandy’s husband, Trey, is dealing with cancer and she agreed to share with us who he is and how they are facing this... Read more

Amy’s Fight for her Mom Against Brain Cancer

Posted on 6/16/2016 by Caroline Strachan

What do you do when the person who has helped take care of you your whole life gets sick? How do you react? “Shannon is my mom, and my best friend. She has always been the pillar and guiding force of our family,” Amy told us. Amy’s mother, Shannon, is currently fighting cancer, and Amy... Read more

Debbie’s Battle With Breast Cancer

Posted on 6/15/2016 by Caroline Strachan

“I was diagnosed in 2012, and I was shocked, not scared, because they made it seem like all was going to be okay.  I trusted my care at the time, and just gave it to God.” The moment you are diagnosed is a moment that a million thoughts and feelings can rush through you. Debbie,... Read more

Axel’s Fight With Childhood Leukemia

Posted on 6/13/2016 by Caroline Strachan

How is someone supposed to deal with the fact that their child was diagnosed with cancer? What do you say? What do you feel? Childhood leukemia affects many families, and knowing that you aren’t in this alone is something valuable to many. Noelle, whose son Axel has childhood leukemia, shared her story as she and... Read more

Veteran gives forward to fellow veteran

Posted on 11/10/2015 by Michael Powell

“Simply put, Norm is one of my heroes.” Kevin “Judge” Weppner served on active duty with the United States Air Force from 1994-2004. During his service, he was stationed three times with Colonel Norm Pederson, a fellow USAF veteran. Kevin first met Norm at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK. Right away, Kevin admired Norm:... Read more

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