Much of what made Bill a wonderful person cannot be articulated, it can only be felt. The subtle generous and supportive nuances of his character and quiet strength of his convictions comforted and compelled every person in his life. Without the tongue of Chaucer or the pen of Shakespeare, how do you explain what makes a man great?
Francis James Benninger of Durham died December 26, 2008, in his 58th year. Francis was the husband of Bertha (Koeslag) and father of Cara, Kait and Aaron.
It is with great sadness that another could not slay the dragon called GIST. Lee fought hard, he was calm and steady during the entire battle. He lived with the dragon since July of 2001. He was an athlete; lean and ready, with perseverance and endurance. He tried all the medicines plus radiation but could not hold it at bay.
James K. Robinson, a high-level official in the U.S. Justice Department during both the Clinton Administration and the Carter Administration, a member of President Obama’s transition team, and an appointee of Chief Justice Rehnquist to [...]
Marek Szczesny passed away on October 25, 2010. Born on May 5, 1939 in Poland, Marek was an engineer and happily married man for more then 40 years. He was also the father of two sons, Krzysztof and Bartosz.
William S. Buchanan, age 51, in Evanston, Illinois. Beloved husband of Maureen Ruder and devoted father of Nolan, Aaron, and Kyle Buchanan.Cherished brother of Alexandra (Sandy) Buchanan (William Whitney) and son of the late Rita and [...]
Robert David McCormick, 69, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, died at home in Marianna, FL on December 27. Mr. McCormick was a long-time resident of Marianna, FL, a deacon and member of First Baptist Church where he was active in the music program, having served as director for the handbell choir, was Interim Minister Music for two terms and supply organist for many years.
The Life Raft Group’s Patient Registry gives GIST patients an opportunity to contribute to finding a cure by sharing information on their medical status, treatments and side effects. This information is kept in a comprehensive [...]
Learn about various mutation types. There are several types of gene mutations that can lead to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. These include KIT mutations, PDGFRA mutations and BRAF and SDH mutations. As each of these involves [...]
Mary Marre says her daughter Meghan was diagnosed with GIST in the fall of 2002, just a few weeks before her 21st birthday. All through high school Meghan was anemic; she was also plagued with stomach problems. Each time a doctor would say it was heavy periods, ulcers, heartburn and the like … this to a child who outwardly seemed so healthy.