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Patient Stories

You Never Think It Will Happen to You
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Regina Groce, a young wife and mother, thought her life was everything it was supposed to be, until a devastating phone call after surgery to remove a lump in her breast revealed she was carrying the BRCA mutation.
Good That Comes from Bad: My Prostate Cancer Story
Patient StoriesProstate Cancer
A doctor’s mistake left Richard Churchill reeling, but during treatment for prostate cancer he found solace in nature and in many new relationships with patients, caregivers, and family members.
Don Baylor’s Baseball Career Guided His Approach to Battling Multiple Myeloma
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Baseball MVP Don Baylor died in 2017 after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma, but his legacy lives on thanks to the work of his son, together with Don’s close friend and Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield.
Grandpa and Me: How Cancer and Faith Have Shaped My Life's Course
LymphomaPatient Stories
After being hit by “the cancer bomb” at age 20 and inspired by her grandfather’s experience with cancer, Madison Miller started a nonprofit organization to provide resources for other patients with cancer.
Leaving Behind a Legacy of Love and Laughter
Liver CancerPatient Stories
Maria Falzone is a comedian and creator of “SEX RULES” talk, who is facing a rare and terminal liver cancer. She wants to be remembered as the person who changed the conversation around sex and sexuality.
Rekindling My Relationship with Marijuana
Pancreatic CancerPatient Stories
In her younger years, Stacie Chevier smoked marijuana for recreational use. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer, she now views it as a drug that helps her cope with the disease.
Lung Cancer at Age 28: Life Lessons on Fast Forward
Lung CancerPatient Stories
At age 28, Thomas Iorio went into the hospital with a possible ear infection, after noticing swollen lymph nodes, and came out with a probable cancer diagnosis.
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