Meet Christine

Meet Christine
Meet Christine

Christine Rapp started as Compass to Care's Program Manager in 2016. Having grown up in Dubuque, it is only fitting that she is based in our office there. After going away to college, and then moving even further away from home, she came back to Dubuque to raise her daughter and be near her family. She has 30+ years of varying computer technology (

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Karing for Karter

Karing for Karter
Karing for Karter

Imagine spending more time in cancer treatment than you had even lived before you were diagnosed. This is what a lot of children with cancer go through. Many of them are diagnosed at a very young age and then spend years in treatment. When Karter and his twin, Khristian, were just 4 months old, their parents noticed that Karter wasn’t lifting his h

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A Great Big Gigantic Thank You, or The results of an unexpected donation

A Great Big Gigantic Thank You, or The results of an unexpected donation
A Great Big Gigantic Thank You, or The results of an unexpected donation

  It’s hard to put into words what you have done for Compass To Care by hosting your own event in 2016. A simple “Thank you” doesn’t seem grateful enough. Thank you very much? We are so blessed? A big thanks? Saying those words over and over throughout the year is humbling. Being new to Compass to Care this year, I am still amazed at the gener

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Brandon’s Bravery

Brandon’s Bravery
Brandon’s Bravery

Langerhans cell histiocytosis. A very long name for a very rare cancer that’s been around for a very long time. (Since the 1800s!) It is commonly referred to as LCH, and simply put, it causes an excess of white blood cells. Now, there are plenty of things a small boy might want an excess of – ice cream, hockey tickets, matchbox cars – but having to

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Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air

Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air
Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air

Together the organizations will help children fly to distant medical centers for cancer care.  Chicago, Illinois – December 22, 2016 - Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation and Spirit Air announced today a partnership to serve children with cancer who must fly to receive treatment. According to the National Ins

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Meet Cute Little Charlotte

Meet Cute Little Charlotte
Meet Cute Little Charlotte

Cancer changes lives. In an instant everything is different. Some say life becomes clearer. Others say it doesn’t. A cancer diagnosis affects everyone differently – and yet, the same. Everyone seems to remember that moment that they just knew. Whether being told by a doctor, or having a gut-wrenching feeling that you just know what’s coming, that’s

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One Million Miles!

One Million Miles!
One Million Miles!

Whooo-hooo! We are excited to announce that Compass to Care has officially helped kids with cancer travel ONE MILLION MILES for treatment!! Thank you for helping us reach this incredible milestone!  How far is one million miles? It would take one person almost two years of driving 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 60 miles per hour to travel one

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