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ON THE RISE

November 11, 2016
By Krista Wilson President of The Colon Club Colossal Idea Molly (McMaster) Morgoslepov was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer on her 23rd birthday. Feeling broken and alone she set out to and eventually met another young adult survivor - Amanda Sherwood (read their story here:…

The Kimberly Fund

October 10, 2016

Colon Talk

October 10, 2016

Amino

October 10, 2016

March Blue

October 10, 2016
  By Leighann Sturgin Infusing IV fluids all day and TPN at night I have to pee…quite often. If it’s not my ostomy, it’s my bladder but I feel like I’m running to the bathroom 100 times a day. At night, I frequently dream I’m searching for a bathroom. Sometimes in my dreams I find a…

Colon Camp 2017

September 9, 2016
Guest Blog by Kenny Toye, Featured Survivor in 2017 Colondar After my last chemo treatment, the nurse disconnected me from the chemo device that was attached to me every 2 weeks for two days, I thought the world would celebrate with me like I won the Super Bowl, The NBA championship and The…

Living 'Skinny-Fat' and 'Healthy-Sick'

July 7, 2016
Forward by Leighann Sturgin Colon Club Blog Administrator and Colondar 2.0 Staff writer. Featured Survivor in May 2015 Colondar 2.0. My friends 13 yr old, athletic, daughter, Chloe, is 5'4 3/4" tall and weighs 98 lbs. My exact dimensions, although, my hips are wider (from carrying and…

Starting Young

June 6, 2016
Written by Emily Mitchell (left) daughter of 2007 Colondar survivor Anita Mitchell (right) As I thought about how to approach my 25-second graders about colon cancer awareness, all I could think about is “I don’t want to scare them” and “can they handle this”. I thought these two things for…

Family Ties

May 5, 2016
By Leighann Sturgin My Lynch Syndrome comes from my Dad’s side of the family. We have the MSH2 gene mutation. My dad has had several polyps removed during colonoscopies over the years and has had several spots of skin cancer. (Both squamous cell and basal cell are related to Lynch.) Two of 6…

ONE DAY OFF

January 1, 2016
By Leighann Sturgin I’d like to have One Day Off. One day that I didn’t have to think about the crapsack on my belly. One day I didn’t hear the bag crinkle or my stoma didn’t make weird, loud, embarrassing noises. One day I’m not worried about the crapsack leaking. One day I didn’t need to know…