Category Cancer Patient Stories

Team Beans defies cancer for Francesca

When Andrew Kaczynski and Rachel Ensign returned to Boston for the first time since their daughter, Francesca, passed away from an infant brain tumor, they arrived at Fenway Park on a personal mission to defy cancer. “Being back here, I…

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A second chance on life: Grady’s story

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” It’s been 10-year-old Grady’s mantra for the past three years. In the summer of 2018, Grady’s family noticed he was having trouble hearing. He’d complain that empty restaurants were too noisy and suddenly…

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Meet Mateo: The Comeback Kid

“I think this was supposed to happen to me so I could find my true self and inspire other people.” It’s a heavy statement coming from a 12-year-old, but Mateo isn’t your average kid. In 2016, when the Duxbury, Mass.,…

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I am Jimmy: Doug and the Pink Barbarians

Doug Fox was driving back from a client meeting with his coworkers when he received the gut-wrenching call from his wife. He remembers everything going quiet around him. He didn’t want to tell his colleagues—he wasn’t ready yet. “Reality changed…

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