The Coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone across the globe in so many ways. In times like these, we must to continue to support each other as our mission to help enhance the survival and quality of life for GIST patients intensifies. Partner with us today by donating to support the continuation of this mission.
Lost in the relentless coverage of the COVD-19 pandemic are the many cancer patients trying to survive and needing to access quality medical care. Our gratitude goes out to all those physicians that have gone above and beyond to serve our GIST patients during this time.
The Life Raft Group is facing the same challenges we all are in light of this health crisis. We are doing our best on a daily basis to do the right thing in all matters impacting the well-being of our patients, caregivers, staff and everyone we serve.
This Personal Cancer Survival Plan is based upon practical observations gained from my experience [Norman Scherzer] of keeping my wife alive with a rare cancer called GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) for 22 years after she was given six months to live, and hundreds of patient medical histories and stories that come across The Life Raft Group forums and medical databases.
For some time we have been describing the history of the Life Raft Group as being built upon hundreds of love stories. Parents for their children. Husbands for their wives. Lovers for their soul mates. [...]
We love our donors! All we need is LOVE Over the last 16 years, we have worked toward increasing patient survival and ensuring a better quality of life for GIST survivors. I [...]
Norman Scherzer, Executive Director The Life Raft Group at its core is a love story—a love shared between a husband and wife, a mother and daughter, a brother, a sister, parents, grandparents [...]
On July 29, 2016 I traveled to Howard University in Washington, DC to be a participant in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit. This invitation-only event was designed to bring together individuals and [...]
Navigating the waters of medical treatment can be not only confusing, but also potentially deadly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in hospitals experiences a medical error. [...]
I met Ian Rahimi today. I knew that going to his funeral would give me an opportunity to pay my respects to Ian and his family and to mourn his passing. I knew that [...]