You gave HOPE, Now meet a HERO

You gave HOPE, Now meet a HERO
You gave HOPE, Now meet a HERO

  Wake-y, wake-y, eggs and bake-y! It's almost time for our Breakfast Benefit! The 5th Annual Compass to Care Breakfast Benefit is coming up on Tuesday, May 1st from 7-9 am in Dubuque, Iowa. The annual Compass to Care Breakfast Benefit is our marquee event in Iowa. The 2017 event had 30 sponsors, 250 guests and raised $65,000 to help children

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Jax’s Rough Reaction

Jax’s Rough Reaction
Jax’s Rough Reaction

Being a single parent of two young boys is tough enough, but what do you do when you find out your youngest has a brain tumor? Everything you possibly can, according to Katie, Jax’s mom. Jax was just 6 years old when he began having hand tremors last year. After the usual battery of testing, doctors determined Jax had a brain tumor. They also disco

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Improving Kyle’s Future-thanks to you

Improving Kyle’s Future-thanks to you
Improving Kyle’s Future-thanks to you

Michelle and David were willing to do whatever it took to give their son, Kyle, a future - including driving him two and a half hours away to receive proton radiation therapy, in hopes of shrinking his cancerous brain tumor. However, they could not have done it without your help. “Thank you for taking the weight off our shoulders. It’s so hard for

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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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