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Stories that Inspire

Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Tara Dunsmore

Being given a devastating diagnosis doesn’t have to mean your life is over and Tara Dunsmore is proof of that. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, she was aware of what the prognosis was: not good. As a nurse she had seen firsthand the toll cancer takes…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Andy Danziger

Shaina Danziger was thriving as a successful high-end fashion model in Europe. She appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. Her world changed forever when her father, Andy, called her from his home in New York in October 2011. “Sit down,” he told her, and proceeded to explain that…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Amaey Shah

In 2005, Purvi Shah’s son, Amaey, was diagnosed with leukemia at just three years old. From that point on, life was no longer as Purvi and her family knew it. During the first year of treatment Amaey was in and out of the hospital—more in than out. Many hours were…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Maureen Kenner

Maureen Kenner was known in the Providence, Rhode Island community for the relationships she had with her students and their families. A special education elementary teacher for 35 years, she was recognized as Providence Teacher of the Year in 2003 for being a compassionate and devoted educator. In 2014, Maureen…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Tom Hulsey

In February 2015, Tom Hulsey was celebrating his birthday—looking forward to another year and remembering the ones which had passed. The celebration was cut short though when he was given the news from his doctor: He had prostate cancer. The first step in his battle with cancer, he says, was…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman

Sarge says, “Take Charge!” Sometimes the best things in life just fall into place. That’s the way Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman felt about the Beat Cancer Boot Camp franchise. What started as an exercise group to help her own patients take charge of their lives has evolved into a national phenomenon.…...

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Introducing: Faces & Voices of Cancer

You’ve been touched by cancer. We all have been. Maybe you’re a patient, caregiver, researcher, donor or survivor. Maybe you’ve even lost a loved one. Now it’s time to raise your voice. Tell your story. Inspire. And remind others—and even yourself—that none of us are alone. On Friday, October 12th,…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Michael Stein

“I think it was 2006,” recalls Michael “Mickey” Stein on his chronic follicular indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “I was taking a shower and felt a lump in my groin. I have a degree in psychology, but a lot of it was in the medical end of psychology. I also had a…...

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Tory Campbell

In addition to sharing her breast cancer story, Campbell wants to take her positive experience and pay it forward any way that she can. In hopes of helping others in the cancer community, she shares some of the biggest takeaways from her experience....

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: German Lam

“Cancer is a gift, because it has allowed me to up my game and share my story and my methods. I’ve entered this world unexpectedly. I am accessing parts of myself I didn’t before.” - read German Lam's story...

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