Our members embody the meaning of courage, which according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is “The mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.”

Each member story is unique, but all reflect the intrinsic courage of those who face the challenges of cancer head on, with dignity, strength and passion for life.

Take a moment to listen to their voices.

Be amazed by what real courage looks like.

Member Stories are below.
If you would like to contribute your story, or, that of a loved one, please email us today. Feel free to include any images you would like us to use!
Also visit our In Memoriam section and our In Memoriam website to light a candle for love ones that have passed.

Member Stories

  • Elsye Walker

Thriving & Challenging Yourself While Living with GIST, Elyse, Part 1

GIST patients face many obstacles and challenges to get to a place where they’d say they were thriving. Physical challenges from surgeries, pain and side effects can severely change the lifestyle and activities they enjoyed before GIST. Elsye Walker and Stijn Belmans, faced those changes and decided they wouldn’t accept an altered version of life.

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Thriving & Challenging Yourself While Living with GIST, Stijn, Part 2

GIST patients face many obstacles and challenges to get to a place where they’d say they were thriving. Physical challenges from surgeries, pain and side effects can severely change the lifestyle and activities they enjoyed before GIST. Elsye Walker and Stijn Belmans, faced those changes and decided they wouldn’t accept an altered version of life.

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