Choosing a Treatment for Sam

Choosing a Treatment for Sam
Choosing a Treatment for Sam

You wouldn’t normally see a 4-year-old riding his dirt bike to cancer treatment. But if you were in the tunnels at the Mayo Clinic this past spring, you may have seen Sam doing just that. In March, Sam was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumor after suffering through headaches, a double-ear infection and a swollen optic nerve. He underwent s

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Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient

Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient
Meet Vinnie – Proton Therapy Patient

Vinnie is just like most other 9 year-old boys. He loves to play outside with his friends, climbing trees, horsing around, and having fun. Last summer, he took a tumble off some playground equipment, nothing unusual. Except this time the aches slowly turned to pain. His mom, an x-ray technician, thought maybe he had broken his tailbone, but x-rays

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Breakfast Benefit raises $65,000!

Breakfast Benefit raises $65,000!
Breakfast Benefit raises $65,000!

What a way to kick off May! There’s nothing like an early morning concert, a delicious breakfast, and an inspirational speaker to get your day off to a great start! Compass to Care’s 4th Annual Dubuque Breakfast Benefit was a HUGE success! With more sponsors than ever before (30), and almost twice as many guests as in 2016, it should come as no sur

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Haley’s Heart Murmur Leads to Leukemia

Haley’s Heart Murmur Leads to Leukemia
Haley’s Heart Murmur Leads to Leukemia

9-year old Haley seemed more tired than usual when school started last fall, but a lot of kids feel like that at the beginning of the school year. During the family’s Labor Day camping trip, when usually outgoing Haley spent more time sitting around with the adults than off playing with the kids, her mom, Erin, was concerned. But Haley didn’t compl

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Hope

Hope
Hope

As sure as we live and breathe, every day will present challenges of one kind or another. One way to overcome those challenges, is to look ahead to what the future may bring. We hope that things will get better. We hope that what we are doing matters. We hope we can just make it through this. Hope is what keeps us going, it is why we do what we do

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