Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned the hard way Seventeen years ago, Bob developed a pain along his rib cage that radiated into his back. He thought he had pulled a muscle or injured his back playing golf, a passion of his. “I thought it was a golfing injury and ignored it — for...
Be Tenacious

Be Tenacious

I was exposed to the unforgiving cancer world from an early age of 5 when my father was diagnosed with Hodgins, was treated and gone in 7 weeks from diagnosis at age 42.  Then over the years I watched as countless friends, neighbors, community members and additional...
Can’t Steal My Joy

Can’t Steal My Joy

My journey In early 2019, I found a lump in my left breast. I panicked. It came as out of nowhere. I quickly made an appointment and within a week I was getting a mammogram. My mammogram came back clear, but because there was an obvious lump I was referred to have an...
HOPE

HOPE

On September 12, 2000 I received a call from my surgeon informing me that the biopsy was malignant. Our young son Mickey (not yet 3 years old) walked over to me, placing his hand on my knee he said, “Mommy, it will be otay” Yes, he said it like it is...
Don’t Wait

Don’t Wait

My name is Karla Hicks.  I am a skin cancer survivor. Eleven Years ago I was on a family vacation with my husband and three small daughters when I received a phone call. We were in the middle of Montana when my older daughter called and said that I needed to contact...
A Very Special Mix

A Very Special Mix

Laurent Coray story I remember my first official day as an electrical engineer. It was 1987 and it had taken a while to finally land that coveted job. As I was walking into work, I could see the landscaping crew working away, a job that I had just been doing the last...