Meet the One Million Strong – Jeanette J. from Idaho

Meet Jeanette Jeanette Johnson, survivor Boise, Idaho Jeanette’s Story I have Addison’s Disease and became very ill. After going to my doctor, I was officially diagnosed as having an  Addison’s crises; something I would never recover from. I had abdominal discomfort and diarrhea for a year. Like many, I was told it was irritable bowel syndrome…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Rick S. from California

Meet Rick Rick Sforza, family member Redlands, CA Rick’s Story My wife, Georgia, was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in October of 2014. We decided on complete transparency as we began our fight with cancer. I’ve posted Georgia’s story every day on Facebook and the outpouring of love and support have been tremendous. As of…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Wenora F. from Illinois

Meet Wenora Wenora Farrell, survivor Joliet, IL Wenora’s Story In January of 2010, I buried my husband who passed away from pancreatic cancer.  I knew the trials and tribulations that came along with the diagnosis; the suffering, many office visits, and the fight to survive, but never knew it would happen to me.  You see, I thought…  Read More

Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I was also given a temporary ileostomy.…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong: Rachel Allen

written by Chelsey Webber To 30-year-old Rachel Allen, May 2012 represents a stark reminder that life is all too fragile. After receiving an emergency surgery that would ultimately save her life, Rachel spent a few days in the ICU recovering from the removal of all but 6 inches of her colon, as well as her small…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Karen R. from California

Meet Karen Karen Ross, survivor Pine Mountain Club, CA Karen’s Story I went in for a baseline colonoscopy five years late,  the procedure couldn’t be completed due to baseball-sized malignant mass.  The mass was removed and a colon resection was done 10 days later; this was a full-open abdominal surgery. The mass was encapsulated so there was no…  Read More