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Author: Kathy Gunn

Ellen Zerilli

Ellen Zerilli has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 30 years. They have a teenage son, Nicholas (16). The family lives in Macomb, Michigan. In May the family was preparing to go on a camping trip for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. A nagging cough and random chest pain prompted Ellen to […]

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Ryan Cowgill

Ryan Cowgill is 14 years old and lives with his mom, Carry, and his brothers – Michael (16) and William (12). The family lives in Lawlon, Michigan. In May of 2015 Ryan was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of a brain cancer. Carry was working full-time and also had the support of […]

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Staci Ehart

Staci Ehart is a proud mom of three children – Megan (17), Katelyn (13) and Matthew (9). The family lives in Shelby Twp., Michigan. In August of 2013 Staci was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment since her initial diagnosis. Most recently, it was determined that the cancer has metastasized to […]

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Kelly Bowman

Kelly Bowman and her husband, Vernon, live in Macomb, Michigan with their two sons – Skyler (20) and Sage (13). In May of 2015 Kelly was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy and then reconstruction surgery in October. Following her surgeries, Kelly began having neck and back spasms and migraines. She began […]

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Allison Ginotti

Allison and Doug Ginotti live in Warren, Michigan. The young couple has been married for three years. Allison shares that they were anxious to start their family. They tried for two years for a baby but only to receive negative results time and time again. She was put on fertility medication and they remained hopeful. […]

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Shannon Crookedacre

Shannon Crookedacre, his wife, Louise, and son, Shawn (19) live in Flint, Michigan. Both Shannon and Louise were working hard to support their 19-year-old son. Shannon worked as a fork lift driver and Louise was working part-time as a teacher. In February of 2016 their worlds were shaken when Shannon was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. Immediately […]

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Janeen Young

Janeen Young and her husband, David, are the proud parents of two teenage daughters – Megan (15) and Madison (13). The family lives in Sterling Heights, Michigan. In October of 2013 Janeen battled breast cancer. Following that diagnosis Janeen went through treatment and she and David went about life raising their two daughters. Just this […]

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Gabe Richard

Gabe Richard is six years old. He lives in Clinton Twp. with his mom and dad, Daniela and Patrick, and his little sister Angela (4). Gabe has been fighting cancer for half of his lifetime…. literally. At the age of three years old, Gabe’s parents noticed changes in his behavior – both physically and emotionally. […]

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Dulce Loredo

Dulce Loredo is 15 years old and lives with her parents, Virginia and Juan, and younger brother, Miguel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In May of 2016 Dulce was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She has been in treatment at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital since her diagnosis. Virginia and Juan have both missed time from their […]

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Cesalina Rishell

Cesalina Rishell is five years old and lives in Brownstown, Michigan with her Mom, Deannca, and baby sister, Amora (9 months). On April 4th of 2016 Deannca knew there was something terribly wrong with Cesalina as she watched her daughter and saw how pale and weak she appeared to be. After five long hours in […]

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