SAVE THE DATE!
September 4th is the first day of 61 for 61
"Journey" shared her journal with us during 61 for 61 in 2011 & now has shared her story in a book! The new memoir “Boundless Blessings and God's Grace: My Journey through Breast Cancer” (published by WestBow Press) is author and cancer survivor Cynthia J. Eggl’s chronicle of her victory over breast cancer.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP FIGHT CANCER
Sunmart is selling cookbooks to support the Roger Maris Cancer Center. These delectable recipes were provided by the Radiation Oncology department and 100% of the proceeds will support the Roger Maris Cancer Center. These cookbooks are available for only $10 and are available at all Sunmart locations.
The 2012 61 for 61 Honorary Chair...
At age 13, Jacob’s full life of sports, theater and working at the family farm, was being interrupted. He had spent his 8th grade year struggling to participate in activities because he was short of breath or out sick with the flu. While Jacob had already been diagnosed with Immuno Deficiency at a young age, this seemed to be something much more. In fact, as Jacob puts it “Equally as serious in my young opinion at the time, was the fact that I had to miss part of my 8th grade basketball season”.
It was something much more – a large mass was discovered in his left lung, which Jacob named “Fiji” when it was first thought to be a fungal mass. Jacob learned he had Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma – lung cancer and was soon under the care of Dr. Kobrinsky. At the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Jacob not only experienced the personal care from the staff, but was motivated by Dr. Kobrinsky to not feel sorry for himself and focus on his recovery. They learned the cancer had not spread and that he was to have surgery to remove the tumor. After 9 hours of surgery, months of recovery and the support of friends & family, Jacob was cancer free.
Now, 3 years later, Jacob is preparing to go to the University of North Dakota for pre-medicine this Fall. He was inspired by the medical staff who helped him through his fight and is now focused on giving back. “Cancer has become a platform for me—a means of being able to reach out and touch others. It has also connected me with many special people I would not have met otherwise.”