Samantha’s Story

When I was first diagnosed in July of 2018, I was devastated! I thought there was no way that I could have breast cancer! And not just any breast cancer – Triple Negative Breast Cancer! I wasn’t sure exactly what to do or expect from this new life-changing experience, and a friend of mine had…

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Swimming 6 Miles for Jack

Cancer has always been around in my life. It’s a nasty, cruel disease. Honestly, I hate cancer more than anything. While my sister and niece are both survivors, my friend Jack wasn’t as lucky. Jack and I met many years ago as our wives had met a few months earlier through the PTA. We had…

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A Kinship of Understanding: Dick’s Story

Anybody who paints the front doors fire engine red is expecting company. As I walked through these doors for the first time on the way to a Gilda’s Club New Member Meeting, I was still reeling from the recent discovery: I have cancer. I was scared, confused, and angry that I was suddenly confronting the…

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Angela’s Story

In the summer of 2016, I was living a pretty normal 27-year-old life. My husband of two years and I were thinking about starting a family. One day while sitting at my desk at work, I absentmindedly rested my hand on my chest and felt a large mass. A couple of weeks later…

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TJ’s Story

I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2017 and given 6 – 10 months left to live even with treatment. Life felt out of control for me, my wife, and our two young children. Even with the great support of our friends and family, we were struggling to deal with it all. The Family…

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Sewing Friendship: Mick’s Story

March 9th 2020 Life can be full of surprises. I was somewhat surprised when I received a diagnosis for a rare cancer in 2014. The treatment I received at UW Carbone Cancer Center was excellent, wonderful doctors, oncologists and the best of the best nurses. My time in hospital had some surprises, too. The nurses would…

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