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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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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