My name is Fawn Lofton and I am a stage IIA survivor.
I was diagnosed at the age of 28, after an initial misdiagnosis the year before. As a personal trainer, I always tell people to push themselves. I never thought I would be the one having to push myself to stay alive.
I had been fit and healthy all my life. How could this happen to me?
I first learned about the Colon Cancer Alliance from my doctor. That's how I found the organization's Online Community. I found a home here, talking with staff and other members who understood what I was going through at a time when my friends and family couldn't relate. Most importantly, they gave me the strength to keep pushing forward.
Because of the Online Community, I became more involved with the Colon Cancer Alliance. I volunteered my time with the Blue Note Fund grant program, and saw, firsthand, how beneficial these services and programs could be. I was lucky enough to have health insurance, but so many who apply for this program aren't as fortunate. With your tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $80, these crucial patient support programs, along with many more, can continue to give hope and help to those who need it most.
- Online Community: Gives those affected by colon cancer a 24/7 chat room and forums to share their stories and topics related to colon cancer.
- Blue Note Fund: Provides financial support to patients currently in treatment, assuring they can afford basic needs, like food and transportation to treatment.
As 2014 comes to an end, I realize how much colon cancer pushed me. But, I pushed back. It's time to knock out this disease.
Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy and Volunteer
P.S. Last year, the Colon Cancer Alliance brought hope and support to nearly 1.5 million patients, caregivers, survivors, family members and advocates across the country. Please help continue this support with a tax-deductible contribution today!