Cancer Affects People of Any Age or Sex

It doesn't spare any race, creed or social class. Caregivers and the bereaved need help too. Here participants and staff share their feelings about what Hope Connections has to offer and why they are passionate about our mission.

To understand how it feels to be at Hope Connections, please read these stories.

Rex’s Story

The second time my wife sprained her ankle for seemingly no reason, it seemed odd, but not worrisome. Her primary care doc wasn’t worried and sent her to an orthopedist…

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Irene’s Story

We asked Irene how critical Hope Connections was to her, after she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.  Here’s what she said:  “Like a 10 out of 10. It…

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Janelle’s Story

When my mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, it didn’t fully register that, as a family, we would be dealing with cancer. I can’t remember how long it took before…

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Pam’s Story

Imagine you’re in the Canadian Rockies skiing down a steep, beautiful mountain slope. The air is crisp and cold, the snow swooshes under your skis. You delight in the magnificence…

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Louise’s Story

Louise is a retired social worker and clinician, with a long career as a mental health administrator.   She immediately knew that her husband, Fred “… was just wonderful. He was…

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Abigail’s Story

My cousin wrote the most amazing book. Actually, it was her third one. This one was called “I Have a Question About Cancer.” And, I read that book with my…

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Jaqueline’s Story

I was leaving for a business trip to California when I first discovered a lump. No time for you cancer, I need to do this trip. I thought I was…

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