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Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey M. Hartog is Today’s Honoree

Michelle Hartog was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy. With the help of her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, she chose the bilateral mastectomy because they determined it was the easiest for reconstruction. And the … Continue reading

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9 Year Old Author Makenzie Lawrey is Today’s Honoree

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and 9-year-old Makenzie Lawrey is just that!. When Gavin Lawrey was diagnosed in January 2012 with Mitochondrial Disease, a life-threatening disease, his big sister Makenzie had a difficult time understanding what was wrong … Continue reading

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Four Time Cancer Survivor Cheri Kirby is Today’s Honoree

I am a 27 year, four-time cancer survivor!   Cancer has been diagnosed in FIVE separate spots of my body.   I know what it feels like to be told as a young person to get my affairs in order.  In 2012, 25 years … Continue reading

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Heart Care Expert Dr. William Cooper is Today’s Honoree

From his humble beginnings in Hayti, MO, one could say that William Cooper was born to save lives. “I lost my own mother to pancreatic cancer at the age of 14. She passed away within months of her diagnosis. If … Continue reading

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Penny Bear Entrepreneur Penny Wigglesworth is Today’s Honoree

Bear Beginnings: As a result of my own near-death experience following an allergic reaction to a bee sting, I realized how quickly life can end and that we should enjoy every minute of every day. I no longer feared death, … Continue reading

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Living Testimony Kim Ali is Today’s Honoree

From Kim Tumey: Kim Ali is my friend and she has terminal cancer with only a few months left to live and the reason I’m sharing her and her story is because of her attitude and how she isn’t playing … Continue reading

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Sheila Duncan and Trouble The Dog are Today’s Honorees

Working from her home in Marblehead, Massachusetts, an ocean- side suburb of Boston, 62-year-old baby boomer, Sheila Duncan is making a difference in her community… and beyond. Having retired from a long, successful career as the owner of Marblehead’s, most … Continue reading

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