My Cancer, My Story

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With birth of sons, survivor’s will to live grows even stronger

Jamie Kelley is a husband, a father, a best friend, a hard worker, an outdoorsman, an adventurer and a survivor. He recently celebrated his seventh year in remission from leukemia — after being told in 2001 that he had just a 15 percent chance to live.

Patient treats cancer just as a part of life

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“I’m not fighting cancer. I suppose when you start fighting cancer that’s the time it wants to kill you, wants to take your life from you. Then the fight’s on. Me, I’m just being treated for cancer; I’m not fighting cancer.”

David Brooks

David Brooks discusses his life since his cancer diagnosis in 2004.

Cancer diagnosis revealed inner strength

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Marilyn Hull sits in her favorite chair. And she talks about breast cancer.

Brush with cancer creates stronger appreciation for life

In June 2007, Richard Brown felt a protrusion on his shin that was becoming more and more tender to the touch.

More My Cancer, My Story features

More My Cancer, My Story
Kathy’s long journey
Despite battling cancer for more than two years with few lucky breaks, this Baldwin City mom lost neither her sense of humor nor her competitive spirit
February 25, 2007
Editor’s Note: Baldwin City resident Kathy Jardon fought cancer for more than two years. From conversations and her journals, Senior editor Bill Snead found that battling cancer can be a full-time job.


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