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.
After Amy Ohm was diagnosed with melanoma, she looked online for information about her disease and support from other survivors. Finding little, she founded TreatmentDiaries.com, a social network for people living with or caring for someone with a chronic illness. Click below to hear more.
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.
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.
Paul has come to appreciate everything he has like never before. Since being diagnosed with advanced skin cancer, he has taken his relationships with his wife and children to new levels. He has felt the warmth of family and friends as they have brought meals, helped with kids and pets, sent letters and emails or simply prayed for him. In a particularly touching gesture, Paul's students raised over $1000 and made a donation in his name. Click below to hear more.
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.
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.
Michele was an active young woman, working as an attorney and engaged to be married when she was diagnosed with leukemia. She's pictured above with Lisa, whose bone marrow donation save Michele's life. Click the red arrow below to hear more.
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.
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.