Families of NICU Babies Forge Special Bonds

His given name, according to his birth certificate, is “Ivory Mayhorn IV.” But this energetic toddler with a wide smile and sweet singing voice answers to one name only – “Champ” – a moniker bestowed on him during the first few months of his life when every moment was a struggle to survive. Champ’s mother, [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Tashika Varma

Too Young to Have Breast Cancer.

Leigh Rozelle found the lump purely by accident, just three days before Christmas in 2015. As she crossed her arms, she felt a golf ball-size knot on the outer side of her left breast. “My family practitioner was able to squeeze me into her schedule the very next day,” says Rozelle, who is only 37. [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Pregnant with Breast Cancer: Marcela’s Story

In August 2015, Marcela Rodriguez was 19 weeks pregnant with her third child when she noticed a lump on her breast. “I honestly didn’t think much of it at first,” Marcela said. “But I decided to mention it to my OB/Gyn the next time I was at the clinic.” Rodriguez’s mention of the lump led [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Wear Teal Out Day: Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

“I learned a lot about myself, life in general, how special the people are around me and most of all, what I am grateful for,” says Heidi Gieseking-Young about her experience following her diagnosis of Stage III ovarian cancer in August 2015. “I feel great now, I am back to full recovery and my good [Continue Reading]

Tashika Varma

Minutes Count When Your Child’s Bump on the Head Becomes Life-threatening

Landon’s injury at first seemed minor, a small bump on the head during a harmless game in his elementary school gymnasium. It was a typical Tuesday afternoon and the 7-year-old had been playing “four corners” during his school P.E.  class when his feet became tangled with a classmate’s, and he fell to the ground fast, [Continue Reading]

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