Ruth Brant: Third time’s the charm

I know first hand the importance of family and friends when undergoing cancer treatment. I am a two time survivor, having beaten cancer twice: endometrial and non Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells. I was living in Michigan in 2000 when my first cancer came, three years after the death of my husband.  When I heard the words …

Roberta Knopfer: Two time survivor of metastatic melanoma

When I meet new people they often ask me “Why did you come to Goshen?” I spent most of my adult life in New Orleans and was enjoying life with my friends and my dogs when in 2005, Hurricane Katrina came along. When JoAnne Yoder, my best friend suggested we both move back to the Midwest, I knew it was …

Peggy Davis: Life after lung cancer

“Two packs a day for the last 30 years.” Looking back, that was my answer to the doctor who asked me over eight years ago “do you smoke.” Since both my parents had died of heart problems, I was more concerned about my heart than my lungs. Of course, that changed near Valentines Day 2002 when the emergency room doctor at Goshen General Hospital said …

Duane and Marie

Duane’s story… In December 2010, I went to the doctor after noticing a lump near my collar bone. He said it was a cyst and I’d need to have it removed. But a few days later my doctor called to tell me the lab results showed I had non-Hodgkin lymphoma stage 3. Telling my wife the news when she arrived …

Dale Stutzman: Walking miracle after stage 4 lymphoma

My cancer journey with Stage 4 large cell Lymphoma began October 21, 2004 while visiting family in North Carolina. I didn’t feel well, and the following week when my wife, Ethel and I headed back home to Indiana, I decided I would go see my family doctor. He heard some wheezing in my chest, but not much else. By February …