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WE STILL DO – KIM & JEFFREY

WE STILL DO – KIM & JEFFREY

KIM: There was blood… One hour before the mayor of Philadelphia’s Inauguration Celebration, I see it. During my quick bathroom break I spot blood in the toilet. I hoped it was a warning sign of my monthly cycle to come.  It was not. I’m not sure how I knew something was wrong but I did. My name was being called over the walkie talkie from someone on the production team as if the world was on fire (everything in event planning is a fire to some people.) “Go for KIM!” I responded as if to say, “I’m HERE…funny.” After putting out the event-fire I called Jeffrey, my husband, and said “I just

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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina from Washington

MEET TINA Tina Zeutschel, Caregiver Spokane, WA TINA’S STORY My husband, Howie, had been having indigestion and constipation. He was also having some upper abdominal pain. He was on a drug for his high cholesterol, whose side effects caused many of his symptoms. So the first trip to the doctor was delayed for weeks. Finally, his symptoms became severe and he was seen, but only to be sent home with antacids and laxatives.When he didn’t improve and became short of breath, the doctor got serious. A CT scan was ordered and that was the day that changed us forever. His colonoscopy with biopsy revealed stage IV colon cancer with mets to over 50%

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Meet the One Million Strong – Sandy H. from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET SANDY Sandy Huggins, Family Member From Olathe, Kansas SANDY’S STORY In February, my daughter Patsy was taken to the hospital emergency room. After the CT scan, doctors were saying it was colitis, but one said it could also be a tumor, but I doubt it given your age. Patsy was only 34. It was terrible weather last February, lots of snow, schools and roads were closed.  This was on a Friday night so Patsy had to sit at the hospital sipping clear liquids until Monday, which was when they could do a

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I’M READY FOR A PARADE…ARE YOU?

PARADE PREPARATION As many of you know, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Fight Colorectal Cancer is marching for the cause. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to march in style. Planning out my wardrobe for March has called for loads of footwork and I am proud to say that my closet is nothing but a sea of blue. I have one more category to check off before I’m complete with my March preparations – parade gear! Purchasing parade gear is an investment, not only will I be participating in the One Million Strong NYC Kickoff, but like many, I have aspirations of hosting a march in

Colon Cancer Around the World – World Cancer Day

It’s no secret – BLUE is our color around here. However on a day like today – World Cancer Day – we’re changing it up for the universal fight against cancer. Today, we support cancer survivors across the globe.  Hashtags like #FinishtheFight, Super Bowl ads featuring cancer survivors and a feed full of purple profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter shows us that we’re not the only ones touched by cancer. And – we’re not alone in this fight. We’re encouraged by all of the support and attention that World Cancer Day is receiving. And we’re happy to see the cancer community not only raising awareness about the need for

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Meet the One Million Strong – Mandy C. from Alabama

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MANDY  Mandy Carroll, Survivor From West Blocton, Alabama MANDY’S STORY I was diagnosed at 26 years old with stage IIIA colon cancer in 2009. I have been diagnosed since then with stage IV because it spread. I have gone through 24 rounds of chemotherapy to date and still have a long way to go, but I am a survivor and I will stay that way! I have a Facebook page called Mandy’s Fighters if you would like to follow my fight. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters

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Meet the One Million Strong – Paula T. from Texas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET PAULA Paula Thomas, Survivor From Fort Worth, TX PAULA’S STORY I was initially diagnosed in 2011 with stage II colon cancer through a routine age 60 colonoscopy. My age 50 colonoscopy was clean, and I have no history of colorectal cancer in my family that I know of. Upon my diagnosis, I had a colectomy of the cecum area, and continued my life as an active employed adult professional. No chemo was taken as odds of recurrence were only 15 percent, I was told. Guess what…the cancer did reoccur,

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Meet the One Million Strong – Steven B. from Mississippi

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEVEN Steven Bocek, Caregiver From Columbus, MS STEVEN’S STORY My wife who has always watched out for me was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Last year I turned 50. She insisted I go for a colonoscopy. I did. Found four polyps. Didn’t think to have her checked. She was having falling episodes. Finally in the ER, she was found to be anemic and losing blood from somewhere. Well, Guess where? Yes, the colon. The day before Thanksgiving, she was diagnosed. We are thankful that she fell. STEVEN’S ADVICE If and

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Meet the One Million Strong – Patsy P from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET PATSY Patsy Huggins Petzold, Survivor From Overland Park, KS PATSY’S STORY On the morning of Monday, February 26, 2013, life as I knew it changed forever. Following a colonoscopy to explore what doctors believed to be colitis, I heard the words “concern,” “cancer,” “colon” and “obstructed” used in conjunction with my name. It was a shock, to say the least! I never had symptoms prior to entering the hospital. No stomach pains, fairly regular stools, no blood. I am the mother of three beautiful children, ages 9, 7, and

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We Still Do – Dave & Robin

Meet Dave & Robin Dubin, the strong duo behind AliveAndKickn. They are one of the couples who signed up to renew their vows at our One Million Strong kickoff on March 3, 2014 in New York City. Here is their love story and why they’re saying “We Still Do.”   [Dave’s Story] So I’m 29, new wife, first child, new house, new job, and I’ve got cramps and blood. My primary physician thinks it’s just the stress of everything, but we insist on seeing a specialist since the family history of grandfather and father with colon cancer is right on the chart. I’m diagnosed. Not shocked but surprised. We shift gears.

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