One Voice Matters A Whole Awful Lot

by Trish Lannon, survivor and advocate “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss” This quote from Dr. Seuss is one I think of a lot when I am advocating for colorectal cancer. Well, if I am being honest, it’s a quote I started…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Jenny R. from Florida

Meet Jenny Jenny Rice, survivor Tampa, FL Jenny’s Story I have not personally been effected by colorectal cancer, but I  have been effected by cancer. Over  21 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I underwent a lumpectomy and then a mastectomy three weeks later.  I did six months of chemotherapy and five years of…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Hillary B. From Montana

Meet Hillary Hillary Begger, caregiver Billings, Montana Hillary’s Story My name is Hillary Begger and my brother Aaron was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 at the age of 25. Flash forward to  present day – Aaron is still fighting. Unfortunately, in order to remove the 32 cm tumor from his colon, a permanent colostomy bag…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Traci J. From Colorado

Meet Traci Traci Johnson, survivor Castle Rock, Colorado Traci’s Story I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage IV colon cancer at age 42. With no family history, this was a complete shock. I have had many ups and downs, but two-and-a-half years later, I’m alive and kicking! My cancer is still there but it is stable thanks…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Caitlin D. From Minnesota

Meet Caitlin Caitlin DeVos, caregiver Plymouth, Minnesota Caitlin’s Story When I was 16 years old, my mom went in for a routine colonoscopy after turning that ‘magical age’ of 50. It was a shock to learn that she had stage IIIC colon cancer. She had no symptoms and was an extremely healthy and wonderful person. We began a…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Daniel S. from Hawaii

Meet Daniel Daniel Shockley, survivor Mililani, Hawaii Family Daniel’s Story My name is Daniel Shockley, I am a retired military member, I reside in Hawaii and am a pre-colorectal cancer survivor with an attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) diagnosis. You can read about my personal experience at the following link: http://www.army.mil/article/90122/ Additionally, you can find more information regarding…  Read More