Cole Barden’s Bedroom Makeover

On March 7, 2009 I was diagnosed with an Ependymoma (brain tumor) at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. I had brain surgery on March 11, 2009. They could not get all of the tumor so I had 2 rounds of chemotherapy and a second brain surgery on May 19, 2009....

Meet Jayne Ford

Meet Jayne Ford Following a colonoscopy on February 1st, 2022 the doctor told my husband and I that he found a tumor in my colon. I was 37 years old. I had been having symptoms on and off for one year including weight loss and blood in my stool. I attributed it to...

Meet Nancy Green

Meet Nancy Green Nancy is mom to 2 grown daughters and has 7 grandchildren.  She met her husband of more than 40 years while at college in Mankato, and they stayed to raise their family locally.   Nancy has spent the last 16 years working to help people with...

Meet Heather Marshall

Meet Heather Marshall I am a mom of 6 beautiful children. My favorite thing in life is being a mom, so the day I found a lump, my whole world flashed in front of my eyes.  June 1, 2021, is when my results came in, and I received a call from the hospital explaining...

Cheryl Hutchens – Mankato, MN Recipient

Meet Cheryl Hutchens On November 13, 2015 shortly after my 57th birthday I found out I had ovarian cancer. I was going into surgery not knowing the outcome. My surgery went for hours and hours that day with my sister Diana waiting for the doctor to come out. When I...