Nichole Kirsch of St. Paul was diagnosed Stage 3A Colon cancer. To date she has been through four major surgeries in the last seven years. Her husband Jordan tells us she continues to carry HOPE in times of crisis. Nichole is 32 years young and has beautiful twin girls, Ashlyn and Makenzie. She is an amazing mother, loves reading, walking the dog, watching game shows on TV, loves nature and sports, Wishing you Peace, hope and healing!
Nominated by Ria Ruane of Bonita Springs, Florida, Heather was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She quickly underwent a double mastectomy in addition to months of Chemo. Faith, family, friends and Fitness are just a few words that describe Heather! Prior to her diagnosis Heather was a boot camp trainer, fitness instructor at the YMCA in Bonita. Heather is married to Chris Stohl and have three young boys. We wish Heather peace, blessings and healing!
Janey Fuller of Plate City, Missouri was nominated by Julie Goth. Diagnosed January 2017 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II, Janey’s treatment has been ongoing since March including a mastectomy. She is married to Doug, and has two adult daughters Jennifer and Stephanie. Janey has a heart of gold, has been extremely positive and good spirits thru the cancer journey. She plans to use grant money for travel. Peace, love and blessings! You can follow Janey cancer journey http://www.facebook.com/Janey.fuller
Josefina Martinez of Saint Paul, Minnesota was diagnosed with colon cancer at 66 years young. She is on maintenance chemotherapy For her stage IV Metastatic colon cancer with ovary, peritoneal, lung and liver involvement. She is married to Jorge Martinez. She has five grown children and twenty six grandchildren. Her family is very important to her. She is retired, enjoys watching TV and listening to gospel music. Josefina is a kind woman and is deserving of this grant. Lisa Thelemann of US Onocology nominated this wonderful brave, and strong woman. Wishing you Peace, Love, and healing this holiday season!
Tracy was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma cancer in June of 2017 after fracturing her back. The current plan for Tracy’s cancer is to treat it with Chemo until it is in remission, and then confer with the Mayo Clinic who specializes in Multiple Myeloma. Tracy was nominated by her husband Mike. They have two adorable adopted sons from Guatemala Joseph, age 11 and Jacob,age 9. Tracy has been employed as a Para Professional @ Bailey Elementary, but due to her low immunity level she may not be able to return to work. Grant money from the foundation will be used toward a friend for their family pet dog JAZZY. Jazzy is an emotional support dog and goes everywhere with the family! ?Peace?blessings ?hope?healing?
Laurie is 41 years young, has two sons, Anthony age 23, and Mike age 20. Diagnosed with Breast cancer stage four that has metastasized to her bones she will be receiving Chemo for the rest of her life. Laurie loves watching movies, listening to music and baking. She also volunteers with hospice patients. What a strong, brave, and courageous woman! Keep fighting! ?Peace?blessings?Hope?Healing ?
Nominated by Angie Thaemert, Angela is 37 years young, has been a nurse for over ten years, working with hospice, cancer and vet patients. Since her diagnosis of Stage Three Ovarian Cancer in June 2017, she has had to step away from work and focus on her Chemo treatments. Angela has decided to start a foundation of her own to raise awareness and help make some changes. “If I save one life or one dream of creating life, my own will be fulfilled”. Thus, O.C.E.A.N. (Ovarian Cancer Education & Assistance Network) has taken root and she plans to spend the rest of her days watching it grow.” Peace?blessings ?hope?healing!! Keep fighting!
Nominated by Tammy Dolwick, Diana was diagnosed with stage III Ovarian Cancer. A widow of twenty years, she is 73 years young and has two children. Diana is employed by the school system in Collier County where her daughter teaches and where Tammy is a teacher also(as well as a past She Will Fight recipient while she battled breast cancer). Diana was a great support to her at that time and Tammy plans to return that support. Thank you Tammy Dolwick for nominating this wonderful, strong and bravery woman. Peace?blessings?hope?healing!
Nominated by her daughter, Katelyn Maahs, Kelly was diagnosed with stage Four tonsil cancer. She is currently be treated with Chemo, radiation, peg tub. Fluids. At present cannot work at the Metro, tile and marble company. Kelly has three kids and separated. She loves fishing and painting. She is a grandma of two little girls and a kind, loving, strong, and brave beautiful lady! We wish her strength, courage and Hope!
Noreen Allison was diagnosed with stage 2B Her and has a double mastectomy with reconstruction. Her next surgery is September 2017. She lost her significant other to lung cancer a couple of years ago. Allison is retired National Parks service, worked thru major hurricanes Andrew to Katrina to Hurricane Sandy . . . also supported search and rescue in the Everglades. A former Marine USMC loves animals, loves to dance, boat, fish, going to beach, and loves helping people. Wishing you strength, courage and Hope!
Nominated by Julie Johnson, Jill, age 46 young, was diagnosed with Stage three triple negative Breast Cancer in October 2014. She underwent a double mastectomy and after a year of Chemo and treatments she was given an all clear until May of 2017 when they found a new growth on her left lung. Jill has been married to her husband Scott for 23 years. They have three daughters Alexus 23, Sydney 22, Morgan 18 and a son Quentin age 7. Jill has not worked due to side effects of her treatment. Her last job was at Madonna Meadows senior care facility as an overnight shift supervisor. Jill loves babies and animals and makes precious blankets for the children in Uganda, where her girls have done mission work. Peace ?Love?Hope for Jill and her beautiful family. Thank you Julie Johnson for sharing your gift of friendship!
Nominated by Carole Gates, Elizabeth is 49 years young and battling Stage Four Liver Cancer. Elizabeth has one son who is fifteen years old. She is the sole supporter of him as her husband died of a sudden stroke over a year ago. Before getting sick she worked as a social worker and in home health. In spite of all these things, she is a fighter!!! She lives in the moment,still caring for others before herself. Wishing Elizabeth Continued strength, bravery and HOPE!!!
Nominated by Kathy Boessen, this beautiful, brave and strong women is admired by her family, co-workers, fellow parishioners and neighbors. So many, a local Kansas City television station interviewed the family for their remarkable support!!! As the oldest boy, Andrew, stated to a reporter, “Everyone LOVES my mom!” Cara is 39 years young, married to Josh and have three beautiful children, Andrew 8, Alex 6 and Ava 2.5 Diagnosed in September 2015 with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, and currently @ Kansas University Medical Center. Cara has a Facebook page with her team called”fight dirty”. Wishing you Peace, courage, strength and HOPE!
Kris Aikens diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago. She had a mastectomy and underwent months of Chemo In September 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer in her bones. She is currently going through monthly IV infusions and taking daily anti estrogen oral medications. Kris and her husband Alex have three sons Spencer, Alex Jr and Zachary and a daughter Dea. She is the proud grandma of three boys, one of whom has Downs Syndrome. Kris is active in her church and enjoys keeping up with friends on social media. Kris plans to use her money to help plan for a trip to California. Wishing you Peace, comfort and strength on this this cancer journey, many blessings to you and your beautiful family!
Eight years ago Linda was diagnosed with anal cancer that has spread to her liver. She has had many surgeries to remove the tumors. Her treatment plan for the last three years has been ongoing with Chemo pills morning and night, and an infusion on the third week, one week to rest and starts all over again. Linda plans to use her money to get a new pair of eye glasses. Linda is single and a very spiritual person, she believes there is always a purpose for everything. She loves to read the Bible to her nieces, and is looking forward to her new no line bifocals. A true inspiration for all of us! Peace, hope, and healing! Many blessings Linda!
Nominated by Heather Fredericksen, Lisa was diagnosed in the spring of 2016 with breast cancer. In August, she underwent a double mastectomy followed by 16 chemo treatments. She is currently receiving radiation treatment, her doctors are recommending that she receive hormone therapy for ten years, and plan for a complete reconstruction surgery. Lisa and her husband Larry have three children Matt, Emily and Zach. They are a family of strong faith. Lisa used funds for graduation party for Emily. We wish Lisa continued strength, hope and healing! Many blessings to you and your beautiful family. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
Nominated by her dear friend Vicki Turnbow (who happens to be mother to her step children), Julie is 64 years young. She has been married to her husband Buddy for twenty years. She has three grown children and a beautiful family. Julie was diagnosed early this year with ovarian cancer and is currently on a chemo treatment with plans of ending June 1. The family has been very supportive by wearing their bracelets “No one Fights Alone”. Julie loves to quilt, antiques and travel. We wish Julie healing, happiness and strength thru this cancer journey…..she will fight!! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
Nominated by Airm Cardenas, Maria was Diagnosed with breast cancer recently and waiting surgery and a treatment plan. Maria is a single mom with a 17 year old daughter and a disabled 8 year old son. She is unable to keep her job as Executive Housekeeper at the Ramada Inn and will focus on her cancer journey. We pray for Peace, Hope and Healing…..she will fight….a true Pink warrior!
Nominated by her sister Elba Vega, Ana lives in Bonita Springs, Fl and was recently diagnosed with cancer of the liver. She is currently undergoing a twelve week Chemo treatment at the FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS of Fort Myers,Fl. Ana ‘s family is Jose Arellano, Gilberto Arellano, and Jose Alejandro Arellano. Her special interest is ZUMBA, she is a humble mother, sister and amazing wife always there to help at any time. Ana does not have insurance and will use the Generosity grant to help fuel her cancer journey . . . wishing you Peace, Hope and Healing!
Sonia Vega is 55 years young and lives here in southwest Florida and has been battling Stage 4 Breast cancer since 2009 and now has lesions on her liver. She continues to have ongoing chemo therapy. Sonia is a single mom caring for her 13 year old daughter and 21 year old son in college. Sonia enjoys her bible study at church and at present unemployed. Many blessings, peace, love and encouragement from everyone
Cynthia Kendall is 45 years young and lives in Hasting Minnesota. She was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal non single cell lung cancer. Cindy has a big family with five children, Emily, Josiah, Paul, Ruth, and John. Cindy is very loving, caring and hopeful woman, she continues to trust in the Lord for her strength and encouragement. Cindy plans to use her grant money to purchase better fitting clothes. Many blessings, love and peace to you Cindy, keep fighting the fight!
Early December, Kim was diagnosed with a very aggressive stage III breast cancer. Her doctors have said that her cancer is responding very well to the treatment and her tumors are shrinking! Kim will be facing a double mastectomy and radiation treatments. Kim and her husband, Jake, both work in law enforcement, they have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful daughters, Emma 7 and Amelia 5. Kim is super crafty, loves to Scrapbook, makes crafts for her loved ones, and bakes amazing cinnamon rolls! She loves spending time with her girls and is always creating new and fun things to do! Kim was nominated by Kallie Turnbow. Wishing you continued strength,hope and healing!
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