Meagan’s Story

Meagan’s Story

Three years ago, on November 18th, 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. On November 23, 2016, I would be starting chemo for the very first time. They said we needed to start right away, there was no time to wait. I had only weeks to live....
Melanie’s Story

Melanie’s Story

Around 1990 I went in for an MRI and they found my tumor by mistake. After seeing a Neurologist, I was put on watch and wait because the tumor was considered a slow growing tumor and wasn’t causing issues. This tumor was located between my brainstem and...
Vicki’s Story

Vicki’s Story

Let me start by saying I have never smoked a day in my life, so when I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer I was floored. My original diagnosis was in 2006. Battled with chemotherapy and radiation for 14 months. My second diagnosis was in 2012. 24 chemotherapy...
Lorinda’s Story

Lorinda’s Story

For about two years I was having these symptoms: pelvic/abdominal pain, bloating, very fatigued, low back pain, feeling full quickly and indigestion.  I did not know at the time that these were ovarian cancer symptoms.  I went to my gynecologist, he did so many...
Sonya’s Story

Sonya’s Story

I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 13. I had chemotherapy for one whole year. I came close to dying but I never gave up.  Having cancer at such a young age scared me but it also taught me a lot of things, like being grateful because you don’t know...
Crystal’s Story

Crystal’s Story

I was 21 when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It has been a huge struggle despite having “the good cancer”. I have had 2 recurrences and found out I’m RAI resistant. I push through and share story when I can. Thyroid cancer isn’t one that...
Margaret’s Story

Margaret’s Story

Margaret has breast cancer. She has overcome hundreds of pokes, tests and surgeries. The next 5 years she will have to continue a new way of life that she is not used to.  Margaret will be 68 on May 28th, 2020. She is a noon aid at an elementary school and is loved by...
Grant’s Story

Grant’s Story

In 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma when my spleen ruptured. I was given a year to live. The cancer was in 1 lung, my liver, my brain and all my lymph nodes. I was treated with Proluekin at the University of Minnesota and was given a 6% chance of...
Rita’s Story

Rita’s Story

In 2009 at age 43 I went in for a routine mammogram and was shocked to find out I had stage 1, aggressive cell, breast cancer. I underwent surgery and six weeks of radiation. Thinking all was well I went on with my life, raising my two young girls and spending time...