GIST Chicago Support Group Support group for people living with GIST in the Chicago area. The typical agenda includes Patient GIST Journey updates and may also include outside subject matter experts as well as informal [...]
Join us for the first Colorado Local Support Group Meeting! May 11, 2019 @ 11 am Central Host: Colorado State Leader, John Abrams Register by Email You will receive location [...]
Henzo Kenya, the CML and GIST support organization in Kenya, Africa held a conference at the Nairobi Hospital in the New Lecture Theatre Hall on Psychological Support and Wellness for [...]
I was caught up in a whirlwind when I found out that I had cancer on a Monday morning in October of 2011. I was admitted to the hospital that same day in preparation to have emergency surgery the next morning to remove the tumors and then found out I had GIST - all in a 24 hour period! I felt like my world had turned upside down and shortly after that during my recovery, I was lucky enough to find Life Raft.
I became acquainted with the Life Raft Group shortly after my forty-seventh birthday. On August 7, 2008 I underwent emergency surgery for what was thought to be a ruptured, encapsulated appendix. I went into surgery believing they had finally solved the mystery of the one-and-a-half year-old history of intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding Unfortunately, I woke up to discover that I had a rare form of cancer called GIST but I was told not to worry.