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Share Your Heartfelt Moments

Share Your Heartfelt Moments

Certain moments in our lives are worth remembering, celebrating and sharing. It is those everyday moments that fill your heart with joy that you’ll never forget and that still bring a smile to your face. These are the heartfelt moments we will always celebrate. Here are a few of the […]

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Family of the Month – February 2014

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This month, we are going to highlight an amazing young girl, her family and the community that went above and beyond to support them during her health journey. On August 2, 2013, Sophia V. and her family received her life-altering diagnosis of stage 4 ryhabdomyosarcoma alveolar. “Our world shattered— we […]

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A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

My Dad’s Diagnosis For six months my studio apartment slowly filled with paper cranes. At first they started lining windowsills then bookshelves, countertops and wallboards. Finally, when space ran out, I strung the cranes using clear fishing wire and hung them on the walls. In June 2013 my Dad was […]

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your […]

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Anonymous Generosity: A Cancer Quilt

This quilt was anonymously donated to the Dean Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Diagnosis After I was diagnosed with cancer in June 2013, I experienced first-hand the significant impact a small, selfless act can make on a patient’s life. Among all the generous acts of outreach and support I received, one anonymous gift—a cancer quilt—stood out. After the initial diagnosis, I went […]

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