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Stepdaughter’s diagnosis, staggering statistics compel Omahan to join breast cancer fight

Odds are you’ve encountered the bully or know someone who has. Incorrigible and unrelenting, it pummels without prejudice, hovering over its marks with that snarling taunt: “Have you had enough yet?” Omaha’s Karen Crawford has had enough. “We want to find a cure for this disease. It’s a horrible disease,” she says. “One in eight

By |2018-10-29T10:06:32-06:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stepdaughter’s diagnosis, staggering statistics compel Omahan to join breast cancer fight

Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

The American Cancer Society estimates 10,320 Nebraskans will develop cancer this year. Most will be diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. People often ask, “Why me?” Many cancers can be attributed to smoking or too much time in the sun. For the following three people, there was no way of knowing why. All they could

By |2018-10-11T08:49:02-06:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

A simple message – get a mammogram

Lisa Vogt has a simple message – get a yearly mammogram. She knows. At age 49, she had a routine mammogram. No lumps were found. But she had calcifications—tiny white dots—on her screening. Lisa had a biopsy, which confirmed it was cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). It’s a cancer where abnormal cells are found

By |2019-08-06T09:20:16-06:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A simple message – get a mammogram

Breast cancer survivor fulfills fly-fishing dream, reclaims life thanks to Casting for Recovery

Maggi Welch has a couple of gigs on tap this particular May afternoon – such is the life of the 71-year-old lead singer of a traditional Irish music band, the Flat Rock Irregulars. “To say we’re an eclectic group is putting it mildly,” Welch says. The intrepid North Platte musician has collected a number of

By |2018-06-20T10:42:02-06:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Breast cancer survivor fulfills fly-fishing dream, reclaims life thanks to Casting for Recovery