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Doris – Lymphoma Warrior
Doris – Lymphoma Warrior

Since her retirement from teaching in 2004, Doris, a former teacher, has battled cancer four times. She was referred to Paul Shaughnessy, MD, Medical Director of the Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program at Methodist Hospital, San Antonio with an aggressive lymphoma in 2020. Doris received standard chemotherapy treatment and relapsed, so her doctors administered a higher dose […]

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Ryan – Leukemia Warrior
Ryan – Leukemia Warrior

December 15, 2015, was just a normal day for the Smith family, until Ryan went to the hospital with gastric pain. Less than a month later, on January 9, the family received devastating news. Ryan had acute leukemia.  “You’re worried because they’re facing a life or death situation, and you know that. And this was not […]

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Kate – Lymphoma Warrior
Kate – Lymphoma Warrior

Kathleen, or “Kate”, then a high school student, was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin lymphoma in October 2019 after she came down with a cough and itchy hives that lasted more than a year and would not heal on their own.  She immediately began treatment at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio where a team of  certified child life specialists […]

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Roger – Myeloma Warrior
Roger – Myeloma Warrior

Roger, a 55-year-old husband and father, is seemingly a jack-of-all trades. His mission is to enjoy life by “creating and doing things that make [his] little world more interesting.” This includes coaching his children’s sports teams, leading 4-H, tending to his garden and orchard, raising chickens, being a self-taught master on the grill, woodworking and […]

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Sawyer – Leukemia Warrior
Sawyer – Leukemia Warrior

In January 2017, 9-year-old Sawyer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia for a child, and one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Sawyer’s parents were told that he only had a 20% chance of surviving his cancer, but Sawyer’s story doesn’t end there. Today, Sawyer is no longer […]

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Jeani – Myeloma Warrior
Jeani – Myeloma Warrior

In Summer of 2020, Jeanetta or “Jeani”, from Las Vegas, began experiencing extreme back pain while out of town visiting her mother. She pushed through the pain until she returned home where she met with several doctors. The physicians noted that her pain levels seemed like that of someone who had been in a traumatic accident […]

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Jeremy – Colon Cancer Warrior
Jeremy – Colon Cancer Warrior

Cancer Warrior, Jeremy, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and has a unique story to tell: “On 8/8/18 I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. It spread to my aorta and liver. I was 33 years old, worked out 6 days a week, never smoked, not a heavy drinker and had just finished […]

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Lindsey – Cancer Warrior
Lindsey – Cancer Warrior

Today we’re sharing Lindsey’s story and health journey post chemo: “So here is a before and after – photo on the left is a week after my last chemo treatment and the photo on the right is from last week. What I started thinking about is what cancer does to a patient’s mindset – cancer […]

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George – Colon Cancer Warrior
George – Colon Cancer Warrior

This cancer will not define me, and it will not beat me,” says Cancer Warrior George Mercado, who had been in remission from colon cancer since 2015 and was recently re-diagnosed. Read how he is staying positive and working to stay healthy through this journey: “I am currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer. I had […]

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Clay – Multiple Myeloma Warrior
Clay – Multiple Myeloma Warrior

Clay was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma cancer in October of 2015 and is working hard on defining his life in terms of how he wants to live it and the legacy that he will leave. “Unlike some cancer stories there is thankfully only a beginning and middle to mine, the ending is a work in […]

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Lindsey – Breast Cancer Warrior + Survivor
Lindsey – Breast Cancer Warrior + Survivor

Meet Lindsey, a breast cancer warrior and survivor who was diagnosed in 2020. Be encouraged by her story and let it be a reminder to get screened: “It was the day after my son’s fourth birthday when I felt the lump in my left breast. The sensation was similar to what a clogged milk duct […]

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Callie – Bone Cancer Warrior
Callie – Bone Cancer Warrior

Callie is sharing her story of living with a rare bone cancer called Parosteal Osteosarcoma + sharing all the lessons she learned from this journey: “In January of 2018, the night before I found out I had cancer, I fell and hit my head. I went to the doctor the next day and asked her […]

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