Melanoma cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Melanoma cancer survivor Hilde Stapleton I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in May of 1999. I’m a Stage IV survivor. My primary melanoma was behind my left knee. I didn’t know what it was,...

Throat cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Throat cancer survivor Jon Norman It was June 2007, and I was on the golf trip of a lifetime in Ireland. On my final day of the trip I checked emails at the hotel and my ENT doctor had sent the results from...

Breast cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Breast cancer survivor Teresa Triplett Two days before her stage III breast cancer was diagnosed, Teresa Triplett was sitting in church, where they showed the film clip, “What is Your Purpose?” She asked God...

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor Dixie Evans When my doctor found a 7 cm mass on my chest x-ray in April of 2004, it was the worst weekend of my life. The following weeks consisted of doctors’...

Colon cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Colon cancer survivor Bill Hall Bill was diagnosed with colon cancer on his birthday in 2001. Less than two weeks later, he underwent surgery and then started chemotherapy with seven sessions until he had a...

Tongue cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Tongue cancer survivor Larry Latimer In September of 2003, I went to my family doctor for a persistent sinus infection that would not go away. After a few weeks of antibiotics that did not work, I was sent to...

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor Leonard Donaldson My story began nearly 21 years ago. I thought that I had the perfect life. My career was up and coming and had a great job with a local engineering firm. I...

Colon/breast cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Colon/breast cancer survivor Lee Ann Elvig Lee Ann Elvig is living proof that life after cancer can be fabulous. Lee Ann, registered nurse, attorney, two-time cancer survivor and CanCare volunteer, earned the...

Kidney cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Kidney cancer survivor Bill Davis Bill Davis will tell you that his attitude is like his blood type: B positive. Maybe that’s why after being robbed and shot in the abdomen, Bill isn’t bitter or angry. He...

Thyroid cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Thyroid cancer survivor Regina Drake I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1998. Upon hearing the words, “I’m sorry to inform you that you have Papillary Carcinoma,” I cried and asked the Lord to help me...

Bone cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Bone cancer survivor Erica Plummer Most high school seniors have a lot on their plate: applying to colleges, looking forward to Prom and getting ready for the next chapter of their lives. For 17-year-old...

Colon cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Colon cancer survivor Dr. Bob Boyd Dr. Bob Boyd completed his treatment for colon cancer in 2002 and found himself wanting to assist others with their transition from a healthy lifestyle to re-gaining...

Pancreatic cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Pancreatic cancer survivor John Overton When John Overton was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the doctors told him he could expect to live for 2 years at the most. What the doctors didn’t know was that they...

Caregiver

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Caregiver Sherea Cary Initially, I was afraid when my father was first diagnosed with cancer. I realized I could not remain afraid, and decided to educate myself to be an effective advocate and caregiver for...

Kidney cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Kidney cancer survivor Cory Hawryluk I was diagnosed in July of 2005. It was a Saturday. My wife, Barbara, and I were preparing to leave town to celebrate her mother’s birthday. I was watching the Tour de...

Breast cancer survivor

Real People, Real Stories Get Support Volunteer  Donate Now Breast cancer survivor Donna Lewis I was diagnosed with an aggressive 6 cm tumor in my left breast. Because my mother died at age 50 from cancer, and I was 45 at the time I was diagnosed, I felt terrified...