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

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What It Means To Be A GIST Mentor

US GIST Mentor Director, Santy DiSabatino, shares what having a Mentor means to the newly diagnosed and what being a GIST Mentor means to him and he makes an appeal for more volunteers to mentor LRG patients and caregivers.

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It’s Time to Tell the Stories – 2022

The Life Raft Group is celebrating our 20th anniversary as a nonprofit in 2022. For twenty years, our organization has been serving as a life raft for others navigating their GIST journeys.