Personal Stories

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Lung cancer patient story – Kath

“I am 48 years old. I’ve never smoked. I have advanced lung cancer. This is how I live my life.” Watch our video to follow the story of this inspiring stage four lung cancer patient who continues to squeeze every drop out of life.

Meet ‘Rattled’ Couple Who Grew Their Family Despite Cancer | TODAY

Married couple Aly and Josh Taylor were told Aly would not be able to get pregnant due to radiation treatments for breast cancer. They visit Kathie Lee and Hoda (along with their three daughters!) to tell their surprising and inspiring story, which is featured on the new TLC series “Rattled.” » Subscribe to TODAY: […]

An Inspiring College Athlete Battles Cancer

James Conner is a college football player who is fighting for much more than just glory on the field.


From my “Unstoppable” series is the inspiring story of Aliyah Petrone. I met her during her fourth round of chemo, and I promised to photograph her when she recovered. Very emotional! Are you or someone you love suffering with a life altering illness? Tell your story below and I will shout out someone in a […]

‘Top Chef’ Favorite Fatima Ali Shares Her Inspiring Story

Former “Top Chef” contestant Fatima Ali sat down with Ellen to talk about being diagnosed last year with a rare form of bone and tissue cancer. Despite her doctors telling her earlier this year that she was cancer-free, the 29-year-old recently learned her cancer had returned, and she was told she has one year to […]

Inspiring Kids: Alejandro’s story

In high school, Alejandro Claure was a competitive runner. During his sophomore year, he began noticing trouble with his knee during cross country practice. Initially, he thought he needed to be more efficient with stretching, but when it was not improving, he and his family reached out for help. An MRI revealed a tumor on […]

Leukemia – Madyn’s Story – Valley Children’s

Madyn was only 18 months old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She immediately began treatment at Valley Children’s Hospital, the only pediatric provider of in-depth, inpatient and outpatient cancer services in Central California. Madyn is one of more than 120 children diagnosed with cancer each year in this region. To learn more […]

Deb’s Story: ‘Fighting Chance’ Against Breast Cancer

As a media relations specialist at Rush, Deb Song often asks patients to share their stories. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt compelled to talk about her own experience.

Breast Cancer Survivor Stories – Pink Runway Fashion Show

Breast cancer survivors triumphed at our Pink Runway Fashion Show. Their stories of strength and courage lit up the night and lifted our hearts. Learn about the Maimonides Breast Center: Learn about Maimonides Medical Center:

Miriam Trejo, breast cancer patient story

Visit: to learn more about Miriam Trejo’s breast cancer survivor story. Teacher, wife, role model, fighter: Miriam Trejo bravely faced a breast cancer diagnosis at 29 by giving back. Whether she’s sharing math lessons or life lessons, she’s focused on making a difference. “Cancer has changed me as a person. I think it’s impossible […]

Meet Jamie and hear her inspiring story of hope and overcoming breast cancer

At 32, Jamie Villa completed her first marathon and was in the best shape of her life. Shortly after crossing the finish line, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her search for a comprehensive treatment plan brought her to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert. Here she found that plan along with an entire […]

Cancer Survivors Inspire

Cancer Survivors Inspire from Huntsman Cancer Institute