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What Doesn’t Kill You – A Story From Call-on Congress

What Doesn’t Kill You – A Story From Call-on Congress

by Bunny Terry They say (the pundits, singers and entertainers) that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m pretty sure they were referring to cancer and its survivors. Songs with that phrase have been used as background music for several videos of cancer patients getting stronger in the face of this ever-present and devastating disease. The phrase definitely hits home for me. My Story I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in November 2012. After my diagnosis, I contacted every person I knew who believed in prayer. I asked for everyone’s best thoughts. I did everything my oncologist recommended and then when he suggested a visit to MD Anderson

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Meet the One Million Strong – Mandy C. from Alabama

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MANDY  Mandy Carroll, Survivor From West Blocton, Alabama MANDY’S STORY I was diagnosed at 26 years old with stage IIIA colon cancer in 2009. I have been diagnosed since then with stage IV because it spread. I have gone through 24 rounds of chemotherapy to date and still have a long way to go, but I am a survivor and I will stay that way! I have a Facebook page called Mandy’s Fighters if you would like to follow my fight. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters

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Meet the One Million Strong – Patsy P from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET PATSY Patsy Huggins Petzold, Survivor From Overland Park, KS PATSY’S STORY On the morning of Monday, February 26, 2013, life as I knew it changed forever. Following a colonoscopy to explore what doctors believed to be colitis, I heard the words “concern,” “cancer,” “colon” and “obstructed” used in conjunction with my name. It was a shock, to say the least! I never had symptoms prior to entering the hospital. No stomach pains, fairly regular stools, no blood. I am the mother of three beautiful children, ages 9, 7, and

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