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Virtual GISTer Support Group

Starting Wednesday, June 17th at 5pm EDT the LRG will have its own weekly support group for people living with GIST facilitated by Chelsea (Ozeri) Madia, LCSW and Angela Edson, LSW.We will talk about all of the feelings you might be experiencing, both in relation to GIST, and also COVID-19.

By |2020-05-19T15:52:52-04:00June 17th, 2020||

Chicago – LRG Support Group Meeting

Chicago Area GIST Patients will meet at Wellness House in Hinsdale, IL on January 25, 2020. All Chicago area GIST patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. Meetings are from 1:00 3:00 p.m.. Doors [...]

By |2019-12-20T13:38:13-05:00January 25th, 2020||

North Carolina GISTers Lunch

North Carolina GISTers Lunch Join us at Firebirds in the Northlake Mall, Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday, November, 12 at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to Carolyn DeWalt @ or call 704-860-8201 for more information. [...]

By |2019-11-01T12:43:16-04:00November 12th, 2019|

Henzo Kenya Holds Psychological Support and Wellness Conference

Henzo Kenya,  the CML and GIST support organization in Kenya, Africa held a conference at the Nairobi Hospital in the New Lecture Theatre Hall on Psychological Support and Wellness for [...]

By |2018-11-01T15:48:45-04:00November 3rd, 2015|Events, GIST Education, News, Patient Support|

I found a friend in the LRG

I was caught up in a whirlwind when I found out that I had cancer on a Monday morning in October of 2011. I was admitted to the hospital that same day in preparation to have emergency surgery the next morning to remove the tumors and then found out I had GIST - all in a 24 hour period! I felt like my world had turned upside down and shortly after that during my recovery, I was lucky enough to find Life Raft.

By |2019-09-20T14:25:37-04:00June 1st, 2012|News|

Meet Dirk Niebaum, our new Montana Local Rep

I became acquainted with the Life Raft Group shortly after my forty-seventh birthday. On August 7, 2008 I underwent emergency surgery for what was thought to be a ruptured, encapsulated appendix. I went into surgery believing they had finally solved the mystery of the one-and-a-half year-old history of intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding Unfortunately, I woke up to discover that I had a rare form of cancer called GIST but I was told not to worry.

By |2019-09-20T15:08:28-04:00April 1st, 2012|News|
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