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Rob Vite

Meet the One Million Strong- Robert Vite from Wisconsin

Meet Robert Robert Vite, Survivor/Patient Waukesha, Wisconsin Robert’s Story My name is Rob Vite, I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. I grew up in central Florida, I attended the University of Florida after high school. I started a…

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Darin

Meet the One Million Strong- Darin Hosier from Washington

Meet Darin Darin Hosier, Survivor/Patient Bellevue, Washington Darin’s Story I could not shake this pain I had in my back in Oct. 2012 when I was 46. I thought I might have a slipped disc. Later, I experienced severe abdominal pain which led me to…

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Call-On Congress: Hill Day recap

I’m a freelance journalist. People tell me their stories and I write about them for a living. But during day three of Call-on Congress, I became the storyteller. When I lost my mom in 2015 to colon cancer, I never thought her death would take…

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Call-On Congress: Day Two Recap

Rough weather? No problem! Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, advocates were as passionate as ever during the second day of Call-On Congress. It was an emotionally-charged day in which advocates not only tackled difficult (yet necessary) topics in the fight against colorectal cancer, but…

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Kimberly Austin

Meet the One Million Strong- Kimberly Austin from Ohio

Meet Kimberly Kimberly Austin, Stage IV Patient/Survivor Willowick, Ohio Kimberly’s Story I had my colonoscopy screening at age 50, in 2012, which came back clear. Less than a year later, my bowels changed (frequency, consistency and trace blood) and pelvic ache. The CT, MRI and…

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Call-On Congress: Day One Recap

Day one of Call-On Congress has ended, but the work of Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates has just begun. 150 advocates from all over the country are meeting in Washington, D.C. to train for their meetings with offices of elected officials. Advocates will be pushing Fight…

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carrie

Meet the One Million Strong- Carrie Gibson from Puerto Rico

Meet Carrie Carrie Gibson, Caregiver San Juan, Puerto Rico Carrie’s Story On Dec. 18, 2009, I was at a Christmas gathering when I received a call from my twin sister. Our dad, the big boss, the strong one, was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer….

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Kimberley

Meet the One Million Strong- Kimberley Newcomer from Arizona

Meet Kimberley Kimberley Newcomer, Patient/Survivor Maricopa, Arizona Kimberley’s Story In Feb. 2008, after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic, I went to the doctor complaining of constipation. I was told it was probably just the change of diet on the trip and was…

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sally

Meet the One Million Strong- Sally Wojcik from South Carolina

Meet Sally Sally Wojcik, Patient / Survivor Charleston, South Carolina Sally’s Story Mar. 14, 2016 is a day I will never be able to forget, because changed the course of my life forever. That’s the day I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancerm with metastasis to…

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