Meet the One Million Strong- David Wright from South Carolina

Meet David David Wright, Patient/Survivor Columbia, South Carolina David’s Story I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer Jan. 2008, just a year-and-a-half before my oldest daughter, Kimberly, was diagnosed. I immediately began publicly writing about my experience with cancer. Following the publication of my initial…

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Kelly Kuster

Meet the One Million Strong- Kelly Kuster from Wisconsin

Meet Kelly Kelly Kuster, patient/survivor Milwaukee, Wisconsin Kelly’s Story My husband and I were 36 years old when I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. That same month, we celebrated our only son’s second birthday. This diagnosis came months after a critically-needed hysterectomy. It has…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Betsy Post from Virginia

Meet Betsy Betsy Post, Caregiver Midlothian, Virginia Betsy’s Story My sister Pam experienced rectal bleeding, so we took her to the doctor for a colonoscopy. We never expected this would happen because we do not have any family history of colorectal cancer and she was…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Donna Pethel from California

Meet Donna Donna Pethel, Patient / Survivor Placerville, California Donna’s Story I consider myself extremely lucky and grateful! I had stage IIIB rectal cancer, diagnosed in 2011. Nobody wants to talk or hear about colorectal cancer, even though it’s the second deadliest cancer in the U.S….

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Meet the One Million Strong- May Steinhardt from Wisconsin

Meet May May Steinhardt, Patient / Survivor Plymouth, Wisconsin May’s Story I had skin cancer removed from my eyelid in 2009, but I was otherwise a healthy vibrant woman when I had my world rocked by colon cancer at the age of 46 on Oct. 8, 2010. I…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Natalie Savoie from North Carolina

Meet Natalie Natalie Savoie, Patient / Survivor Charlotte, North Carolina Natalie’s Story In 2009 at age 19, I was attending college as a full-time student, feeling completely exhausted day in and day out. One day while walking to class with my best friend, I remember specifically…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Krista Wilson from Indiana

Meet Krista Krista Wilson, Family Member/Friend of Patient Evansville, Indiana Krista’s Story While working in a colorectal surgeon’s office I overheard a surgeon tell another employee that colorectal cancer was preventable. I was shocked! A “preventable cancer” that the whole world didn’t know about? Immediately, I…

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Jennifer Bracey

Meet the One Million Strong- Jennifer Bracey from Virginia

Meet Jennifer Jennifer Bracey, Stage III Patient/Survivor Richmond, Virginia Jennifer’s Story I am a 3-year rectal cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in Jan., 2014 with stage IIIB. I have had two reoccurrences since my initial diagnosis and radiation therapy three different times, four surgeries, chemo…

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Abbey Schnell

Meet the One Million Strong- Abbey Schnell from Nebraska

Meet Abbey Abbey Schnell, Patient/Survivor Lincoln, Nebraska Abbey’s Story Oct. 4, 2012 started like any other day. I work from home so I went into my home office to start working. An hour into my shift, my water broke and I was on my way…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Teri Griege from Missouri

Meet Teri Teri Griege, Survivor/Patient St. Louis, Missouri Teri’s Story Everyone has dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. My dream was to one day compete in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. After running in the Chicago and Boston…

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