Fighting the Fight: Through a Caretaker's Eyes

August 8, 2017
By Kristina Smith After my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer, had a total colectomy, then being reopened, to allow his abdominal wound to heal from the inside out, body issues were a daily struggle for him. A confident, well-built man in his thirties, he now had an abdominal…

What They Didn’t Tell Me

July 7, 2017
By Kristina Smith   Going into becoming a model for the Colon Club, brought me great honor, as I would be one of the first to represent caregivers, after losing my husband to colon cancer, all too young. Although past models, now friends, had shared that this experience was life…

Most Magical Vacation from Hell

May 5, 2017
After 2 HIPEC surgeries in 2005 & 2006 I had PET scan every 3 months. There was a spot “glowing” on my spleen we watched for over a year. It wasn’t getting bigger but it wasn’t going away. Near the end of 2007 my doctors ordered a biopsy. After the procedure the doctor informed me the mass…

Colon Cancer Ruined My Kidneys But Didn't Ruin Me

March 3, 2017
My first HIPEC surgery Friday on 1/21/2005, lasted 14 hours. I was so close to death my surgeon said I wouldn’t have lived through the weekend without it. During the surgery that saved my life, my right ureter was nicked. That tiny little whole in a tiny little tube would have a catastrophic…

The day cancer took me from anticipation to devastation -- and then we danced

February 2, 2017
Tom Marsilje and his daughters “CT scan of the abdomen shows the patient to have multiple bilateral, too numerous to count, liver lesions consistent with widespread liver metastases.” My jaw dropped as I read the report. My vision blurred. The world before my eyes spun and came to a…

The single life with cancer.

February 2, 2017
. Hindsight- recognition of the realities, possibilities, or requirements of a situation, event, decision etc., after its occurrence. My name is Kenny Toye. November 2012 I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. I am blessed to be cancer free at the time of writing. When the news spread…

Single Cancer Survivor

January 1, 2017
“Hello, my name is Lauren. I’m single and a cancer survivor. Want to date me?” I dread the mere thought of this becoming my name tag in the dating world. But around June 2015, I was looking to get back into the dating game after a recent break up. Most of my previous partners have been guys I…


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