2014 through 2016 proved to be both difficult times and a turning point for Lynn and his wife.
2014 had left them struggling to recover from the impact of a job loss - the result of economic conditions.
One effect of their financial situation was that they could no longer afford medical insurance. They both had medical histories and symptoms which were of real concern, but simply had no coverage options. In 2015, Lynn learned that his mother, at 81, was diagnosed with te
Tim Munz is a 32 years old loving husband and father of two children, a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 6. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 C colon cancer.
He's an extremely hard worker and has had the pleasure of owning is own business for the past 5 years in Simi Valley. He had to shut down his business to have surgery to get a 7 1/2 inch tumor and 18 inches of his colon removed and has been on chemotherapy for the last 4 months.
Being self employed, he did no
On June 9, 2014, our seemingly perfectly healthy baby, Andrew, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer (high risk, MYCN amplified, unfavorable histology). He was only 13 months old at the time and had never been sick, other than a minor cold when he was 9 months old.
Ten days prior to diagnosis, he bumped his head while playing peek-a-boo and developed a swollen bump on his head. We took him to the doctor twice for the bump and were told it was just a contusion
During a family vacation trip to Legoland, CA in June 2015, Kevin was a healthy young boy whose world was about to be turned upside down. What was originally thought to be a slight sprain to Kevin's right leg when he was getting out of the shuttle van at Legoland that morning completely changed our family's lives forever. After the initial week of the sprain knee not getting any better, we knew something was wrong and going on given this type of inquiry didn't add up to the p
Starting in the fall of 2016, over the course of several months, Jack suffered intermittently with fever, chills, groin pain and a cough. Being a lacrosse player, he insisted the pain was a groin pull which he had experienced many times before. As for the cough, we were told he had allergies. Jack insisted he was fine and would power through not wanting to interrupt his busy schedule with doctor visits.
However, when another round of fevers and chills returned in May, we we
Caitlin is 12 years old and she loves to sing. She is a very sociable girl with a big, compassionate heart and a smile that brightens every room she enters. In late December of 2015, Caitlin slammed her ankle while tumbling in gymnastics. Weeks went by and her ankle showed no improvement. She was seen by four different pediatricians between January and March. By this time, the bruise looked noticeably worse which prompted an MRI scan, then referral to an orthopedic specialis
In December 2015, Anna was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. The tumor in her colon had perforated and spread through her abdominal cavity.
On 12/22/15, she had a marathon surgery at Los Robles, where they removed a large section of her colon, some of her uterus and cleaned up the abdominal cavity to the best of their ability. During the surgery, they had to give her a temporary ileostomy bag so that her colon could heal. Anna then went through 12 rounds of chemotherapy
On August 9, 2016, Andy went to the dentist with a loose tooth and headaches everyday. After being referred to an oral surgeon, and then to UCLA, Andy’s lump began to form on his cheek.
The doctors at UCLA wanted to get Andy in to surgery right away, but because he started with his dentist and not his primary care physician, Andy had to go see his primary care physician and get referred back to UCLA. After a battle with his insurance company, Andy got a new primary care phy
Keri Toghia was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in February of 2015. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy and some radically aggressive surgery, she was declared cancer free in August of 2015. In April of this year, the cancer returned, but this time on her liver. She has restarted her chemotherapy and just completed round 4 of 8 (possibly up to 12) in her most recent face-off. Support Nomination By: Michael Morse #Impact
Meet Sarah Mildengren, a devoted mother from Thousand Oaks, CA who is currently battling lung cancer. Through the incredible bonds within the Southern California ice hockey community, Sarah and her family have been nominated and unanimously selected to be one of Face Off With Cancer's 2016 Beneficiary Families. Sarah was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in both lungs on April 27th, 2015 with the main tumor measuring about 11 cm in size. Since then, she has