ed cohenMy GIST tumor was removed by a skilled surgeon nine years ago this coming Father’s Day, giving me the present of continued life.  Shortly after the surgery my wife and I found the Life Raft web page, signed up for the listserve and have obtained and shared valuable information. Gleevec, the 21st Century miracle pill, continues to keep my GIST under control. Scans continue to be NED. All this has allowed me to see my grandchildren born and grow, my adult children mature and share life events and good times with my wife of almost 44 years.