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Stories From People With Cancer

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

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

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

Debbie’s Cancer Battle

Posted on 8/25/2016 by Carol Lee

Debbie’s cancer battle has been a long one. Debbie was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer, Goblet Cell Carcinoma, over 5 years ago. In the last 4 1/2 years, Debbie has had countless chemo treatments and surgeries in hopes that she can keep her cancer at bay. Recently, Debbie became a candidate for... Read more

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