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Yes… YOU can

Yes… YOU can

Rebecca Smith’s story I have had multiple health issues as far back as I can remember, starting at about age 13. I always had pains in my stomach, legs, arms, and back. Plus I felt weak a lot! I also would gain weight, then for years was so underweight the doctors...

Messages from Heaven

Messages from Heaven

Marsha's Message The Lovin Run and the Retreats and Seminars presented by Kickin Cancer/We are the Solution are a wonderful opportunity to show support of a healthy lifestyle in preventing cancer. We wanted to acknowledge to Marsha by letting her know that her life...

I have LIVED

I have LIVED

 My Story, Beka Llloyd  I was just shy of my 24th birthday when I first began to notice symptoms. I was feeling very tired. I didn't think much of it because I was going to school full time and was working 3 part time jobs. That was the end of March. By the second...

Fire it UP

Fire it UP

My name is Derek Gilbert and I have been a volunteer firefighter since 2006. It had been a longtime dream of mine to be a paid firefighter and was privileged to serve as the volunteer coordinator and a responding firefighter for the Stayton Fire District for two years...

Scariest Day of my LIFE

Scariest Day of my LIFE

I appreciate getting to share my story of hope and survival. 22 years ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. The cancer had spread outside of my colon and into the surrounding tissue. I remember when I woke up from the colonoscopy and saw the doctors face something...

Fearless

Fearless

My Incredible Brother’s Journey I am the oldest of six children who except for the youngest are only 12-13 months apart. As you can imagine my mother was quite overwhelmed with babies for quite some time and I became her “helper” at a very early age. As the oldest, I...