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Tanla R.

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Before cancer, Tanla R. of Houston, TX was enveloped in the corporate world. A logistics contract manager for Shell Oil, she worked long hours and…

Shanti’s Story

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“We called 911 and an ambulance immediately whisked Shanti off to the hospital.” Doctors would find a mass in Shanti’s brain – it was a…

Cassandra’s Story

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Cassandra knew about the lump in her left breast, but it was benign. So when doctors told her she had cancer in her right breast…

Rosemary’s Story

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70-year-old Rosemary remembers the day she received her cancer diagnosis. It was Election Day 2016 and what doctors originally thought was a sinus infection turned…

Matthew’s Story

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From Matthew’s Mom: Here are few photos of Matt. The first was during frontline treatment, the second a couple years ago with his Beads of…

Nakila’s Story

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Pregnancy comes with aches and pains, so when Nakila Hall-Ellis started having knee pain, she just thought it was the baby sitting on a nerve. …

Sue’s Story

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Music has always been an integral part of Sue’s life. An accomplished flute player, Sue studied music in college and earned her master’s degree in music…

Shelby’s Story

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It was her junior year in high school and Shelby was looking forward to college, with her sights set on becoming a fashion designer. But a…

Sofia’s Story

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Dresses, fancy hats and sunglasses….  These days you’ll find 8-year-old Sofia dressing up, or running, biking, drawing and coloring the patio with sidewalk chalk. She’s…

Rhonda Long

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I was on a trip with my best girlfriends when the pain hit. It was the same pain and discomfort I’d been feeling intermittently for…