Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late June 2009. Unfortunately, by that time, the cancer had already spread;…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans. But shortly after my celebration, I found out that my mother,…  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 – 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 – Barbara B. From Oregon

Meet Barbara Barbara Baughman, caregiver Hillsboro, Oregon Barbara’s Story This is my husband Rodger, who was diagnosed in February 2008 with stage IV colorectal cancer. We were at our beach house when Rodger began experiencing major bleeding. He decided that he wanted to be back in Hillsboro, so we drove immediately home and then to the…  Read More

How Advocacy Helps Me Carry On The Memory

by Patti Hollenback, advocate  I am a CRC widow, but on December 27, I renewed my vows. It wasn’t the typical exchange sealed with a kiss between a husband and wife to love, honor and obey in sickness and in health. It was the renewal of the promise I made to my husband Harry on that…  Read More