SURVIVOR STORIES

Defying the odds: personal stories of cancer survivors who faced their diagnosis and inspire us with their attitude, resolve, and perseverence. Breast cancer stories, lung cancer stories, and more.

Drew Stockton

Drew Stockton was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May 2017, at the age of 25. The…

Carrie Avirett

Avid Cyclist. Yoga Teacher. Survivor. Carrie Avirett was 29 when she was diagnosed with AML…

Sean Cowan

Mission Ambassador. Ultra-Marathon Runner. Film-Maker. “For many of us, we are self-limiting in…

Linda Elstun

Just before her 50th birthday, when elite-level athlete Linda Elstun was in the best shape of her…

NYC Marathon Team Mission

On November 3rd, seven team members ran the NYC Marathon in support of Mission CT Challenge. They…

Gerri Bolin

Unstoppable. Committed. Tennis Coach.  Gerri Bolin is the varsity boys and girls tennis coach at…

Katie Ortman Doble

Cancer Thriver. Optimist. Family Woman. Role Model.  Katie Ortman Doble prefers to be called a…

Jonathan Jasak

At age 21, Jonathan Jasak of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare…

Sarah Thomas

Inspirational. Determined. Record-Breaking Swimmer. This September, Sarah Thomas, age 37, became…

Angela Trimbur

Empowering others through vulnerability. Entrepreneur. Dancer. Actress. Influencer.  Angela…