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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.

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.

Member Stories

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Patient of the Month for August: Debi Granus

August 13th, 2018|

Patient of the Month: August As part of our Faces of Courage Series, we are featuring a patient of the month on the 13th of each month. Why is the number 13 [...]

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Patient of the Month: Santy DiSabatino

July 11th, 2018|

As part of our Faces of Courage Series, we are featuring a patient of the month on the 13th of each month. Why is the number 13 significant? 5,000 people are diagnosed with GIST each [...]

  • Werners family

The Werners – Finding the New Normal Living with Wildtype GIST

June 29th, 2018|

Left to right: Arianna, Tiffany, Cameron, Bryce and Chris Werner Bryce Werner was a regular middle-schooler living an average 12-year-old life in Pennsylvania when suddenly everything was thrown wildly left of normal [...]

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Believe in Hope – A GIST Story

June 29th, 2018|

 This story is shared by Virginia Terrebonne, GIST Patient and LRG Member, and is part of our Faces of Courage series. My name is Virginia VanMeter Terrebonne. I am a 56-year-old female originally from [...]

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