| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:08 AM
On Sunday evening, three days after he arrived in Maryland, Lucas Townsend finally got to sit down with the woman whose life he had become entwined with forever.
Townsend, a 22-year-old outdoor enthusiast from Michigan, had helped rid Karen Kruger, of...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Fred Dickson is a cancer survivor, a father of three, an aspiring author, a master plumber and an inspirational speaker
The 53-year-old also happens to be a semiprofessional football player.
The 6-foot-5 defensive end with the white mustache and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
First of all, congratulations to Judy Berman on her recent article on prostate cancer ("My prostate cancer month," Sept. 16). She is correct that everybody recognizes the pink ribbons and what they represent, but few know the blue ribbon sign. As a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor.
The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer.
Seven weeks of...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:37 AM
To anyone who does not know him, 14-year-old Zachary Kerns would not stand out against any of his peers.
The Lansdowne High School sophomore is tall with brown hair and brown eyes, is a member of the Historic Elkridge Young Marines and the Junior...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Displaying his characteristic courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
St. Paul’s volleyball player Mattie Bayne spent much of the summer before ninth grade doing all the things that other 14-year-old girls do.
She didn’t think much of the sharp pains in her side, but fortunately for Bayne, her mother did....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:24 PM
There always seem to be these wonderful stories that demonstrate both commitment and courage surrounding individuals in the area. Some of the most recent examples happen to be tied to the Aug. 18 Iron Girl Triathlon to be held at Centennial Lake.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:38 PM
“Rock Childhood Cancer” a benefit concert for 7-year-old Julia Warren, who has a rare, aggressive form of cancer, will be held at Bel Air Moose Lodge 1952 on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. There will be seven local bands appearing include Rezin,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:31 PM
For Clemens Crossing Elementary School rising fifth-grader Emily Erwin and her friends, participating in the sixth annual TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 21, was about more than receiving a medal at the finish line. It was about finding hope...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:13 AM
When Columbia resident Patricia Artimovich was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1999, she began to think of all the things she still wanted to do with her life.
On the list was getting back into horseback riding, which she had done when she...