Personal Stories

Journeys inspire us, move us and give us hope. Share your story with others in the Fox Valley.


A greater appreciation for one another and each new day

When a cancer journey becomes a couples' journey…where both are survivors and caregivers... the journey leads to a greater appreciation for one another and each new day. MORE >

My mantra is "realistic optimism"

According to the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the term "survivor" begins at diagnosis and continues the balance of life. Kathi's survivorship mantra is to live with 'optimistic realism' - to never minimize the losses, to deal with the bad, and to focus on the good. MORE >

Knowledge is power

"Cancer has a tendency to take everything away. For me the only way to get it back was knowledge, which gave me confidence to partner with my cancer team." MORE >

Soaring on wings like eagles

From a fearful diagnosis and an acceptance of limited treatment, to hope that has renewed her strength, Linda lives her life verse each and every day. MORE >


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The Necklace... A Legacy Story

From a fearful diagnosis and an acceptance of limited treatment, to hope that has renewed her strength, Linda lives her life verse each and every day. MORE >

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