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Thank you for letting us be part of your story

In the spirit of the holidays, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) thanks its members and community for letting the company be part of their health journeys. “On behalf of everyone on Team Blue, I’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be part of our members’ lives – ‘on

By |2021-11-17T16:08:37-06:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Thank you for letting us be part of your story

Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

The crunch of a gravel road and rolling fields spotted with cattle and crops lead visitors to Geri and Bob’s home, nestled between Crete and Pleasant Dale, Nebraska. Here, they built their life together on farmland owned by their family for more than 100 years. Geri and Bob have added their own special touches

By |2021-11-02T13:49:34-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2021-10-01T15:07:16-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

2020 promised to be an exciting year for Cami Bergman, Seth Holcomb and their family: A new home in Arcadia, NE; a baby (Kyzer) on the way; and new schools for Keaton (14), Kira (11), Keely (3) and Cami herself, as a special education teacher in the neighboring town of Ansley.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw

By |2021-09-10T15:22:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

Your Story: Mom reflects on health journey as daughter born preterm approaches 13th birthday

By Mallory Speck, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) marketing specialist – direct to consumer Thirteen years ago, I was 29 weeks pregnant, in the hospital on bed rest and terrified that I would lose a little girl that I had not yet met. I had preeclampsia, a condition

By |2021-07-26T16:06:00-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Mom reflects on health journey as daughter born preterm approaches 13th birthday

Your Story: Driver Doug takes the wheel, improving health and encouraging others to do the same

Doug has been comfortable behind the wheel of a bus since age 18. But he didn’t get in the driver’s seat of his own health journey until 2018.   “There was a season in my life where a conversation about health wouldn’t have made any sense,” said Doug. “I referred to myself as a ‘seafood lover’ – I’d see food, and I’d

By |2021-09-10T15:23:03-05:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Driver Doug takes the wheel, improving health and encouraging others to do the same

Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

Brenda Smith was the first Black female police officer in the state of Nebraska. Following a 25-year career with the Omaha Police Department, she retired as assistant police chief and started teaching criminal justice at Metropolitan Community College (MCC). A loving mother, grandmother and daughter, she also helped care for her ailing mom and dad for many years before they both passed away in

By |2021-07-06T09:08:00-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

Your Story: A fight for life, to be a teacher

Forty-five years ago, Barbara Saathoff wasn’t sure she would be able to walk again or see her children grow up – much less get her degree in education. Now, she's celebrating 29 years as a high school science teacher. Saathoff’s story took a dark turn in 1975. She was in her early 20s –

By |2021-06-14T15:25:02-05:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Story: A fight for life, to be a teacher