Category: Survivor and Caregiver Stories

Find hope and inspiration from cancer survivors and caregivers as they share the stories of their personal experiences with cancer.

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Educator, amputee, survivor

Middle school special education teacher Emily Parker shares lessons and inspiration from her fight with melanoma.

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Get up. Dress up. Show up. Smile.

Ice cream, lipstick and joy – Bridget shares the lessons of hope she’s learned while living with metastatic breast cancer.

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Cancer Hope Network

I am a survivor: Sandra Mosley

My name is Sandra Mosley. I am senior citizen and a three time cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 2003 with Colon Cancer. In 2011,

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

A family focus on hope.

It’s not a stretch to say that helping is in Charles McGivney Junior’s DNA. In fact, to ask him or his wife Randi, their recognition

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Wedding. Cancer. Divorce.

Ask any cancer survivor and there’s a good chance they can name the friend (or friends!) who bailed after diagnosis. A quick search for “losing

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Cancer Hope Network

truth.

Written by Support Volunteer Marci Floski. To read more of her work, visit her blog The 8th Hard Thing. the truth is we do move

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Becoming friends with hope.

Chrysalis Gala honorees Diane and Tom Bongiorno talk life-changing brochures, business and hope.

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Friendship doesn’t run away.

When blood tests showed slightly elevated PSA levels, Joe Borzacchiello’s doctors were cautiously optimistic, telling him that few patients with similar levels had cancer. In

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

A bag of FU and hope.

Michael Korb was 59 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had no family history of cancer and had been putting off the colonoscopy

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Puppies, puking and hope.

Jenn’s diagnosis with leiomyosarcoma was as unexpected as the disease is rare. “I was in my last year of medical training, getting ready to be

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Hopelight Spotlight: Jeff Scott

“I don’t think of cancer as a death knell for people. There are so many treatments. I try to let people know that they can

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Guest Poster

My Dad Got Sick: Money vs. Memories

Guest post by Jay Perry In early 2013, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and given nine months to live. He would

Survivor and Caregiver Stories
Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Hopelight Spotlight: Glioblastoma Survivor David

These days, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), or brain cancer, is in the news more than ever. For David Swan, the reports are especially personal. He recently

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