Stories of Survival

Joanne
Survivor
Before retirement, Joanne D. worked as a geriatric case manager independently and for multiple health insurance companies, spending much of her professional life caring for others. Read Joanne's Story
Billy K.
Survivor
Doctors told United States Army soldier Billy K. almost 50 years ago that he never would walk again, his left leg irreparably damaged by a spray of bullets when his patrol was ambu[…] Read Billy's Story
Rich D.
Survivor
Rich D. opened the door and gazed with amazement at his posh suite on the 26th floor of the luxurious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, private sauna, flat-screen TVs throughout, super-[…] Read Rich's Story
Kasie Coleman
Survivor
BATON ROUGE, La. — Kasie Coleman is like a buzz saw without a stop switch now, whirling from one task to the next, leaving dust in her wake and anyone trying to follow,[…] Read Kasie's Story
Antonio L.
Survivor
Will L. spends a lot of time now worrying about his father’s health. He often wonders how different things might be if his father had never left Ecuador 45 years ago to creat[…] Read Antonio's Story
Rosalie C.
Survivor
Rosalie C. carries an iPad with a message that she sees each time it awakens, helping inspire her through the good times and the bad: “Life isn’t about waiting for the[…] Read Rosalie's Story
Sara B.
Survivor
Sara B. watched her own life change dramatically, from a shocking diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma cancer into an inspiring comeback story. She also watched her oldest son, Joh[…] Read Sara's Story
Ken S.
Survivor
U.S. Navy veteran Ken S. made his living for decades as a poker player, learning to survive, and often thrive, at the table with the hand he was dealt. He knew this was no time to[…] Read Ken's Story
Nick P.
Survivor
Eight months after he was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, Nick P. walked into his local Dodge dealership in Colorado Springs, kicked a few tires, and drove away with[…] Read Nick's Story
Andy A.
Survivor
Andy A. beat the odds in 2004 by surviving a horrific, 70 mph motorcycle crash that propelled him into a concrete retaining wall, breaking his pelvis and collarbone, three ribs, bo[…] Read Andy's Story