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13 05, 2011

Leroy’s blog

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Leroy’s blog

Leroy Sievers was a journalist who traveled the world covering wars, invasions and other conflicts. In 2005, he began a battle of his own against colon cancer.  A producer for ABC's Nightline, Leroy was a gifted communicator.  During his illness he appeared in a Discovery Channel documentary with Ted Koppel and wrote a blog for National Public Radio called "My Cancer" - a project Leroy called the most meaningful of his career. Laurie Singer, Leroy's wife and caretaker, saw first hand how much the blog empowered Leroy and how intimately it connected him to the worldwide cancer community. Click below to hear more.

18 04, 2011

Heather the Warrior

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 April 18th, 2011|Enriching Relationships, Patient Stories|7 Comments

Heather Johnson is a dedicated mom, a loving wife and a cancer warrior. Heather decided early on in her fight with colon cancer that she would wage an all-out war against the disease. With her friends and family by her side, she has written an online journal, raised money through the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and focused her energy on "living, surviving and thriving." Click below to hear more.

11 03, 2011

Chris and Jenny’s Romance

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Patient Stories|Comments Off on Chris and Jenny’s Romance

Chris is a three-time cancer survivor. He and his wife Jenny founded "Romance for a Cure," an organization that raises money for cancer research by selling cookies, cakes and other treats every Valentines Day. Or, as Chris calls it, "a bake sale on steroids." Click below to hear more.

27 01, 2011

Don Speaks His Mind

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 January 27th, 2011|Enriching Relationships, Leaving a Legacy, Patient Stories|Comments Off on Don Speaks His Mind

Don is a young man with brain cancer. Since his diagnosis, he's taken up public speaking. He talks to audiences as a way to educate them, connect with people and get a few things out in the open.

26 01, 2011

Erik’s foundation, first shaken, then created

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 January 26th, 2011|Building Stuff, Giving, Leaving a Legacy, Patient Stories|1 Comment

Erik was a successful entrepreneur with a young family when he was diagnosed with leukemia.  His battle against the disease, and the friends he made along the way, inspired him to found The There Goes My Hero Foundation.  His organization's mission: to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families through increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research.

20 06, 2010

CJ’s mission

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 June 20th, 2010|Giving, Leaving a Legacy, Patient Stories|2 Comments

Dian “CJ” Corneliussen-James, a retired Air Force intelligence officer, saw a need to support those who, like her, have metastatic breast cancer.  Now, she is the chairman of METAvivor Research and Support, a program run by and for those with the disease. Click below to hear more.  

30 05, 2010

Jeffrey’s Music Library

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:00+00:00 May 30th, 2010|Building Stuff, Creativity, Giving, Leaving a Legacy, Patient Stories|2 Comments

Jeffrey Liss was a natural leader whose work as an attorney was often dedicated to advocating for the public interest. In addition to helping those in need, Jeffrey was passionate about music and, in it, found great comfort and empowerment, especially during his fight against pancreatic cancer. He shared his passion by creating a music library to benefit other patients being treated at Johns Hopkins. Click below to hear more.  

16 05, 2010

Barbara’s Blankets

By | 2017-09-18T06:55:17+00:00 May 16th, 2010|Building Stuff, Creativity, Giving, Leaving a Legacy, Patient Stories|Comments Off on Barbara’s Blankets

Gary Metz has lost two wives to cancer. Here, he talks about his second wife, Barbara Levine, who made quilts for her two daughters as a way to leave behind her warmth and love.  

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