MEET JENNIFER KEERAN

‘m Jennifer Keeran. I am a 52-year-old preschool teacher living in Mason City, Iowa. In June 2022 I had been having some discomfort and visited my family doctor. After a referral, and exploratory surgery, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I was scheduled...

MEET KIMBERLY FOELL

MEET KIMBERLY FOELL In Sept. of 2021, Kim Fowell went in for her yearly mammogram. In October, she was brought in for an ultrasound and that is when her life changed. Kim was diagnosed with IDC Hers2+ breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy in Dec. 2021, started chemo in...

MEET JENNIFER TRESCH

I’m Jennifer Tresch. I’m 46 and I live with Bloom’s Syndrome. Bloom’s is a rare genetic disorder that causes small stature, a weakened immune system and more susceptibility to cancers. This past December, I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This is my fourth time...

MEET GRACELYN SPRINGER

Most people never meet their hero, I gave birth to mine. Meet Our Warrior Princess, Gracelyn Jo! Our life will forever be split in two, before November 14, 2020 and what came after. Gracelyn woke up with a severely painful headache and non-stop vomiting (after...

MEET NATALIE PAULSEN

Natalie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on June 24, 2021. An unusual bump that appeared on Natalie’s forehead led her to her an appointment with her pediatrician. Other than the physical sign of the bump, Natalie did not have any symptoms of illness....

MEET ELLIOT KRUMM

Elliot Krumm was diagnosed with High Grade Large B Cell “Burkitt-like” Lymphoma in September of 2021. His cancer is also present in his spinal fluid. His tumor in his throat was so large it was beginning to block his airway and he required a temporary...