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Writing Children’s Books While Battling Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer, With Sherri Graves Smith

Sherri Graves Smith is the author of three children’s books series. In 2014 Sherri introduced a new series called “Lil’ Sherri” in which the author, as a six-year-old, narrates age-appropriate books about life lessons. Her first series, “Game Day Rules,” consists of more than 40 books licensed by colleges and professional teams in which the…

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Cancer is So Funny, With Amy Marash

Amy Marash is a colon cancer survivor. She works as a visual artist at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Arts-In-Medicine program. Her book,  Cancer Is So Funny! contains emotional cartoon sketches that convey Amy’s feelings about her experience with colon cancer. Check out Amy’s blog: Cancer is So Funny Visit Amy’s Facebook page Download…

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Easing the Effects of Colon Cancer Through Running, With Claudia Kittock

Claudia Kittock is a 10 year survivor of colon cancer. She experienced wonderful care, rigorous treatment and “the outcome we all pray for.”  The most shocking part of the experience was to discover that once the treatments were over, her journey had just begun. Healing her body and soul was a long and arduous process…

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Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation – Raising Awareness in the African-American Community

George and LaTashia Kiel founded the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation in memory of George’s mother who lost her battle with Colon Cancer at the age of 59. The mission of the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation is to educate the public about colon cancer, support colon cancer research, advocate for appropriate screening measures and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The signature…

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Easing the Effects of Colon Cancer Through Yoga, With Jean DiCarlo-Wagner

Jean DiCarlo-Wagner faced Stage IIIC colon cancer in 2003, with her doctors giving her a 50/50 chance for five-year survival. Fortunately, her surgery and chemotherapy were successful, but her journey from diagnosis to recovery was challenging. After a 20-year career as an education resource specialist, her diagnosis and poor prognosis forced her to retire. However,…

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Riding His Motorcycle To Raise Awareness About FAP and Colon Cancer, With Todd Spurrier

Todd Spurrier has spent 19 months riding his Ducati motorcycle over 57, 000 miles all over America to raise awareness for FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) and Colorectal Cancer. As he states on his website, Destinationxride.org: Here are some of the organizations that have been important to Todd and his mission: The Colon Cancer Alliance Ducati…

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Pregnant and on Chemotherapy, With Betsy Henson

Can you imagine being 20 weeks pregnant and being told you must start chemotherapy immediately? This happened to Betsy Henson. Betsy began feeling extremely weak. After several visits to the emergency room, for what she thought were severe hemorrhoids, her doctor ordered a colonoscopy. Her worst fears were realized when it was discovered she had…

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The Cancer Olympics, With Dr. Robin McGee

Robin McGee was diagnosed with stage 3C rectal cancer after years of bungled and inadequate medical attention. Later on, she discovered that the best-practice chemotherapy was not available in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she lives.  After her very delayed diagnosis, she reached out to her community using a blog entitled “Robin‘s Cancer Olympics.”  The uplifting and humorous…

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You’re Never Too Young for Colorectal Cancer, with Kimberly Bishop

For several years, Kimberly Bishop was told by her doctor, despite obvious symptoms,  that she was too young to have colorectal cancer. As her symptoms worsened, her doctor finally sent her for a colonoscopy where a 13cm cancerous polyp was discovered at the recto-sigmoid junction. Kimberly was just 34 when she was diagnosed with rectal…

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Choosing to Lead a Positive Life With AFAP, With Daniel Shockley

Daniel Shockley is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. At the age of 50 he was diagnosed with AFAP, Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. AFAP is a subtype of a condition known as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), which causes an increased number of colon polyps, and therefore, an increased risk of colon cancer in the people…

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