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Ellie’s Story

Ellie

Ellie S. was an infant when her mother, Andrea, received the devastating news: Ellie had a tumor on her spine; it was a stage 2…

Lucinda’s Story

Lucinda

For Lucinda, family is everything.  Her family was finally complete when her second child – her daughter Audrey – came along. It was when she…

Teryl’s Story

Teryl

In December of 2004, I began experiencing knee pain from what I thought was a sports injury. After months of tests and a biopsy, in…

Avi’s Story

Avi

Written July 25, 2014“I’d worked out in a gym since I was 14 years old”, says Avi. “The first gym was Ottmer’s Iron Den in…

Gail’s Story

Gail Stover

Just want to say Thank You for all you have done for me. My 600 mile trip from Springfield, Mo to the Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma…

Glenn’s Story

Glenn

Glenn and his wife Datha live near Phoenix, AZ. In 2010 Glenn was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the smooth muscle cells. In…

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…