Help and Coping
My name is Penne Campbell. I live outside of Memphis, TN, and work for a large hospital system in Memphis. We have three children, and one grandson. I am so fortunate that my 84 and 88-year-old parents are still living. I am the baby of the family with two older brothers. I was always the healthy one in our family - the glue that held everyone together.
My advice for others is don't listen to survival rates or percentages of living to the five year mark, listen to your body. Be positive, have your faith and surround yourself with good people. Tell your family and friends that you love them as much as possible. "This is only a setback to a great comeback"
This is a story of a time in my life when I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer at the age of 39. It was through my faith in God and the prayers and support of family and friends that I am here today. Here I was with a husband and three children Collin – 10, Evan – 7 and Grace – 3 and a fight I never thought I would have to face.
My name is Rosanna and my story began December 2011 when I was experiencing frequent and persistent stomachaches, stomach growling and ever-present discomfort. It became concerning to me when one night I could not sleep as I felt very uncomfortable with the stomach pains and the only relief was sitting on the toilet, that night I saw blood in my stool and cried myself to sleep as everything I had read about blood in the stool was negative.
Editor’s Note: Dena Cory and Angela Neeb lost their mother in 2012, after battling colon cancer for less than a year. Their stories are intertwined here. Hold my hand and I will hike every step of the way with you…. (Dena Corey) My mother was a lovable, outgoing, funny and open person. She loved the [...]
Editor’s Note: Christy Angelo lost a short five month battle with colon cancer on Christmas Eve 2012. Her mother Clarice and her friends Julie, Rachel, and Meaghan share their memories of this life cut too short. (Clarice Angelo – Christy’s mom) Christy had a great sense of adventure and a lively spirit. Shortly after graduating [...]
Sharon Marie Krown was more than just my sister; she was my best friend. She was the type of person who could light up any room. Sharon always knew just the right thing to do and say. She had the ability to make even a stranger feel like family.