Zoe’s Diagnosis – 9 in a Million

Zoe’s Diagnosis – 9 in a Million
Zoe’s Diagnosis – 9 in a Million

Zoe’s older brother is autistic, so when her 2-year old brother began to show similar signs, her parents worked, saved, and planned, so that her mom could take a year off work to help with early intervention. Sarah, Zoe’s mom and a long-time teacher, was excited to be a stay-at-home mom for her 3 young children. She eagerly volunteered at school an

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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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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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Jamela’s Journey

Jamela’s Journey
Jamela’s Journey

This past March, the pain in five-year old Jamela’s leg became unbearable for her. She and her mother, Tangela, made repeated trips to the doctor over the course of a week, but they could find nothing wrong. “They didn’t run any tests, really. They eventually said that maybe it was behavioral, like she wanted attention or something. I didn’t think

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Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!

Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!
Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Alliant Credit Union, Rainbo Oil, Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazolis and their employees! And to everyone who dropped change into the Kwik Kare canisters during August! Compass to Care was presented with two big checks over the last two days. (maybe you saw Michelle driving around with them in her car) The first was from

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