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Matt’s Story

Matt B

This all began January 2014 with a bloody nose and a visit to my ENT. He cauterized the bleed and found a polyp in the…

Tom’s Story

Tom Berry

Written by Maida Broudo Dealing with a medical condition is something that Tom Berry, now 71, knows all too well. He had a rare blood disorder,…

Stephen’s Story

Stephen's Story

Dr. Stephen Comfort’s Story In 1996 I discovered a lump growing on my left pubic bone and had it removed, only to discover that I had…

Judy’s Story

Judy's Story

Thank you, Lazarex for giving me two years (and counting) of happiness, fun, family and love. You are truly a blessing! In 2014, on the…

Daiquan’s Story

Daiquan's Story

I’m 24 now but I was only 23 when I got diagnosed with a rare cancer called Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx.  Update: December…

Azucena’s Story

Azucena's Story

A Daughter’s Testimony of Hope and Gratitude, by Mylene Juan Sunday, July 13, 2008: For two years, my mom’s lump on her breast had grown, becoming…

Joe’s Story

Joe Elliot

Update: Joe passed away in late November 2014. It is always hard to receive this kind of news. In his story Joe refers to us…

Mary’s Story

Mary Santos

Thyroid Cancer I just retired July 2013. Two weeks later, after a routine physical exam, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My doctor had telephoned…

Mike’s Story

Mike Miller

Mike Miller: Giving Memories to His Children Mike Miller, 44 years old, from North Carolina, was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in May 2003,…

Angeles’ Story

Angeles Gerardo

It’s a tumor, a giant cell tumor. Those are words I will never forget. I still remember THAT morning when the orthopedic surgeon gave me…