C3 advocate Christine Niemi died early in the morning on July 18th of colon cancer. Friends who were with her say that she was sleeping peacefully and was not in any pain. She was 32.
Christine was a member of the C3 Grassroots Action Committee, leading the grassroots colorectal cancer community in pushing for change.
Her death was marked by the same grace and courage that she brought to her advocacy for others with colorectal cancer. Realizing that she needed more support, she returned home to Nebraska to be near family in June and was hospitalized shortly after.
After her death, her brother Jason wrote,
One request Christy would have is to keep fighting to make people aware of Colorectal Cancer. This became her passion over the last few years. Now it is up to us to pick up where she left off and continue making a difference. Read the rest of this entry »