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2nd Christmas Without My Mom

  For most people, the holidays are a joyous time to get together with family, share traditions and give each other gifts. However, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, this season can be a bittersweet one, even downright depressing. Anyone…

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Finding My Voice

Kristina Smith is a loving widow, mother, teacher and basketball coach in Hollister, MO. She has one son, Porter (3), step-daughter, Lilly (15), and two fur babies, Molly and Daisy. Kristina enjoys basketball, watching her daughter play volleyball, and riding four-wheelers and looking for deer…

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Q&A with Erica Hoffman – Vocal Coach Fights Stage IV CRC

Erica Hoffman is an effervescent young vocal coach at Jan Smith Studios, as well as a singer-songwriter, experienced performer and worship leader. While pursuing her passion as a vocal coach, she became violently ill with stage IV colon cancer in October 2015. Since her diagnosis she’s received…

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Evan

Q&A with a stage I survivor working in CRC prevention

Evan Conant is a stage I survivor from Colorado who works as a sales rep with Taiho Oncology. As a healthy 50-something with an extremely active lifestyle (skiing, mountain/road biking, trail running, mountaineering), colorectal cancer was the last thing on his mind. He scheduled his screening…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Diane Nathaniel from New York

Meet Diane Carrie Diane Nathaniel Brooklyn, New York Diane’s Story My name is Carrie Diane Nathaniel. I am a stage III colon cancer survivor. I am the proud co-founder of Beat Stage 3, an image-conscious cause for cancer fighters and survivors. The name for this…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Margo Beck from Virginia

Meet Margo Margo Beck Richmond, Virginia Margo’s Story Once I turned 50 I thought I may as well get the ole colonoscopy scheduled.  I went in and expected to be released immediately but the doctor called me into a room, then and there I knew…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Sandy Muschenheim from Minnesota

MEET SANDY Sandy Muschenheim St. Paul, Minnesota Sandy’s Story I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer during my baseline screening colonoscopy in 2011. My first liver metastasis was removed one year later.  I have had additional liver metastases removed in 2013 and 2015. I…

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Featuring: Blue Hope Hard Hat Initiative

OMS Contribution: Blue Hope Hard Hat Initiative Kevin Hays was diagnosed with stage IIIb colon cancer at age 28. He underwent surgery and FOLFOX chemotherapy after diagnosis. Kevin now works on colorectal cancer awareness initiatives to encourage people to better educate themselves about the disease…

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Featuring: The Gibson Sisters

OMS Contribution Strong Arm Selfie’s for their dad After their dad was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer, Carrie and Elsa Gibson decided to document his journey through Facebook as a way to keep friends and family informed. One day, one of their friends tagged…

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Shaye Dunn's Story

Shaye’s story was originally shared on her CaringBridge page. My story began in April, 2004 ago when I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB colon cancer at age 36! After surgery and chemotherapy I had a recurrence just 17 months later when the cancer spread to my left…

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