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Ohio Stories

What does the American Cancer Society do?

How does the Society help cancer patients and caregivers?

How can I fight back against this disease?

To answer these questions, these courageous Ohio volunteers shared their stories about their journeys with cancer, the patient services that made a difference, and how they fight back.

Click on the links below to read the full account of their journeys, in their own words.

If you need help dealing with a cancer diagnosis, or would like to get involved in the fight against cancer, call the American Cancer Society toll free anytime 24/7 at 1-800-ACS-2345.


Amy Neely
Amy K. Neely, Breast Cancer Survivor
"I am thankful for all the people that have helped me live to see my children grow up."

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 Al Jeffery
Al Jeffery, Prostate Cancer Survivor
"I do not blame God for my cancer. Instead, I give him credit for steering me to the American Cancer Society."

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 Shirley James
Shirley James, Breast Cancer Survivor
"I owe my life to the American Cancer Society. Without their commitment to research, the mammogram would have not been perfected to detect cancer."

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 Terry Campbell
Terry Campbell, Leukemia Survivor
"If it had not been for the Hope Lodge, we would probably have lost our house."

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 Helen Mayle
Helen Mayle, Caregiver
"During Michael’s treatments, my husband and I stayed at the Hope Lodge. This was a positive experience during a very difficult time."

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Bob Willman
Bob Willman, Testicular Cancer Survivor
"I am thankful to have gone through this experience because it shifted my priorities to things that are really important in life."

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Sherree Krassow
Sherree Krassow, Breast Cancer Survivor
"It was a wonderful morale booster and my life has truly been enriched due to the American Cancer Society."

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