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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

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

Nina’s Breast Cancer Battle

Posted on 8/23/2016 by Carol Lee

Nobody wants to ever be told that the lump they found is cancer. On June 7th, 2016 Nina heard the words, “I’m sorry, but the lump is cancer.” She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ductal Carcinoma and Invasive Carcinoma with HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. She now has metastatic Stage 4 HER2 Positive Breast Cancer. Her... Read more

Emily’s Leukemia Story (Part 2)

Posted on 8/23/2016 by Carol Lee

In Part 1 of Emily’s Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia story, we heard about what the journey has been like from her point of view. In Part 2, we hear from Emily’s older sister, Kristen, who organized Emily’s fundraising page. We asked Kristen to share with us about her background and relationship with Emily. “Emily is my... Read more

Sophia’s Brain Cancer Story

Posted on 8/22/2016 by Carol Lee

All within a few days, a family’s life was turned upside down when Sophia was diagnosed with brain cancer. GiveForward interviewed Sophia about her journey with cancer, and she wanted to be able to give hope and inspiration to others going through something similar. “My name is Sophia Brestal. I am, above most things, a... Read more

Barbara’s Nudge Fund Story

Posted on 8/22/2016 by Carol Lee

Barbara, also known as Barb by her family and loved ones, had her life changed on November 2013, when she was first told that the lump she found in her breast was Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Barb, being the positive optimist, refused to give this diagnosis any power over her. When she first received her... Read more

Emily’s Leukemia Story (Part 1)

Posted on 8/12/2016 by Carol Lee

What do you do when your life just feels like it’s starting, but you’re diagnosed with cancer? Emily was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), but is determined to fight to win! Before she officially received her diagnosis, she had been transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center at 1:00 AM. She was admitted into the... Read more

Kasey and Ryan’s Adoption Story

Posted on 8/11/2016 by Carol Lee

Kasey and Ryan are trying to adopt Anthony, a medically fragile 5 year old boy. Keep reading to learn about Kasey and Ryan’s adoption story and journey so far. GiveForward decided to interview them about why they decided to adopt. Kasey says that, “The thought of giving a child a loving home, which they may never... Read more

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