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.
The Colon Cancer Coalition and Get Your Rear in Gear was featured in Edina Magazine in advance of the April 21 5K Run/Walk in the Twin Cities. The article features an interview with Get Your Rear in Gear founder, Kristin Lindquist Tabor, and talks about the success and expansion of the organization that started nine [...]
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 [...]
I never imagined losing my Dad at the age of 58, especially to colon cancer. My Dad, Ruben M. De La Cruz Sr. passed away December 1, 2011, a few days after his 58th birthday.
On March 21, 2013, Truman Medical Centers (TMC), Get Your Rear in Gear® – Kansas City and the Frank and Daisie White Colon Cancer Awareness Program hosted a Colon Cancer Awareness Month program. For Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer Frank White, colon cancer is personal. Both of his parents succumbed to the disease. His father, [...]
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.
She found that adding" sugar" to the "lemon" called cancer, created a river of lemonade of networking and encouraging others that the fight is not theirs alone.
I am writing on behalf of my daughter, Joan Kunicki. Joan has two children, Alayna 11 and Alex 8. Joan has a wonderful and supporting husband named John. Joan’s story was previously published in the "Survivors Stories" in 2009