Norma Lopez’s Story | Coworkers shave heads to support patient during her breast cancer diagnosis
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March 6th, 2020 // Survivor Stories

Norma Lopez’s Story | Coworkers shave heads to support patient during her breast cancer diagnosis

As seen on KARK and Fox16. In December 2019, Norma Lopez discovered a lump in her breast, a lump ...

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Sara Clevenger and Christy Wygal’s Story | Mother-Daughter Duo Undergo Treatment Together
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February 14th, 2020 // Survivor Stories

Sara Clevenger and Christy Wygal’s Story | Mother-Daughter Duo Undergo Treatment Together

While many cancer patients are blessed with a support system that rallies around them throughout their cancer journey, ...

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Dr. Jeanine Andersson’s Story | Hope of All Hopes
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February 7th, 2020 // Survivor Stories

Dr. Jeanine Andersson’s Story | Hope of All Hopes

In January 2017, Dr. Jeanine Andersson, a Little Rock-based hand surgeon, went in for a small gynecological procedure. ...

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Curtis Pinkerton’s Story | Former Pediatric Patient ‘Embraces Each Day as a New Experience’
January 25th, 2020 // Survivor Stories

Curtis Pinkerton’s Story | Former Pediatric Patient ‘Embraces Each Day as a New Experience’

After a seemingly harmless injury while playing football, Curtis Pinkerton, just 17 years old at the time, visited the ...

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Patient with incurable cancer fights for her life and undiagnosed patients
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November 6th, 2019 // CARTI News

Patient with incurable cancer fights for her life and undiagnosed patients

As seen on KTHV. The number of people living with undiagnosed diseases is unknown but considered to be vast. In ...

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Kacie Barnett’s Story | Breast cancer survivor finds care close to home
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November 2nd, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Kacie Barnett’s Story | Breast cancer survivor finds care close to home

In November 2018, Kacie Barnett was in the midst of a similarly stressful, yet non-cancer-related journey. At 29 years ...

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Hazel Thomas’ Story | Survivor lives life in spite of chronic diagnosis
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November 2nd, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Hazel Thomas’ Story | Survivor lives life in spite of chronic diagnosis

It was February 2001 when Hazel Thomas received news that would change her life forever. She was seeing her ...

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Kelly Pittman’s Story | Girl, Be Brave
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October 29th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Kelly Pittman’s Story | Girl, Be Brave

As seen in SavvyKids, October 2019. By Angela E. Thomas Last fall, 3-year old Bennett jumped in his mom’s lap to ...

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Mary Parham’s Story | Breast cancer survivor stresses importance of routine mammogram
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October 28th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Mary Parham’s Story | Breast cancer survivor stresses importance of routine mammogram

The Susan G. Komen Central Arkansas More than Pink Walk is this weekend, Saturday, October 26. Along with helping ...

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Jan Crosby’s Story | It Takes a Village
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October 18th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Jan Crosby’s Story | It Takes a Village

A cancer diagnosis has a ripple effect that can touch the lives of those close to a patient, and even those who live ...

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Keri Hall’s Story | From Staff to Patient
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October 10th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Keri Hall’s Story | From Staff to Patient

As printed in the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball program, presented by the American Cancer Society A CARTI staff member ...

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Alisha Guest’s Story | “I’m Not Going Anywhere!”
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October 10th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Alisha Guest’s Story | “I’m Not Going Anywhere!”

As printed in the 2019 Cattle Baron’s Ball program, presented by the American Cancer Society Alisha Guest is the ...

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Heather Abed’s Story | Breast Cancer Patients Gives Back This October
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October 4th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Heather Abed’s Story | Breast Cancer Patients Gives Back This October

As a lifelong ‘jazzerciser’ and owner of Jazzercise Little Rock Fitness Center, Heather Abed considered herself to ...

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Sarah Wilson’s Story | Finding Freedom
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July 20th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Sarah Wilson’s Story | Finding Freedom

From Arkansas to California and Mexico to Spain, Sarah Wilson has gone to great lengths and even greater distances ...

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Kari Park’s Story | Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor
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July 12th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Kari Park’s Story | Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, 29-year-old Kari Parks has been through more than many people twice her ...

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Mark Mondahl’s Story | Learning to Appreciate the Simple Life
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July 3rd, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Mark Mondahl’s Story | Learning to Appreciate the Simple Life

What seemed like your ordinary sore throat proved to be much more for 57-year-old Mark Mondahl.  After eight ...

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Ben Eslick’s Story | Musician Turns Cancer Journey Into Music
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June 21st, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Ben Eslick’s Story | Musician Turns Cancer Journey Into Music

At just 24 years old, Ben Eslick was your typical man in his mid-20s. He played the bass in a local band, Couch ...

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Carol Taylor’s Story | Woman diagnosed with breast cancer receives comprehensive care at The Breast Center at CARTI
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May 28th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Carol Taylor’s Story | Woman diagnosed with breast cancer receives comprehensive care at The Breast Center at CARTI

As seen on THV. Click HERE to watch the complete story. Getting a breast cancer diagnosis can be shocking and scary ...

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Karla Gray’s Story | Woman diagnosed with head and neck cancer three times
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May 16th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Karla Gray’s Story | Woman diagnosed with head and neck cancer three times

As seen on KARK. Click HERE to watch the complete story. Experts find head and neck cancers account for about ...

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Tina Niederbrach’s Story | Survivor defeats colon cancer
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April 18th, 2019 // CARTI News

Tina Niederbrach’s Story | Survivor defeats colon cancer

As seen on Fox16. Watch the full story HERE. Tina Niederbrach has come a long way since first being diagnosed with ...

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Chad Launius’ Story | Malvern firefighter survives a five-month battle with squamous cell carcinoma
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April 17th, 2019 // CARTI News

Chad Launius’ Story | Malvern firefighter survives a five-month battle with squamous cell carcinoma

As seen on KATV. Watch the full story HERE.  Chad Launius has been a firefighter for 15 years, currently ...

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Stan Scott’s Story | Little Rock firefighter discovers colon cancer after wife persuades him to see doctor
April 15th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Stan Scott’s Story | Little Rock firefighter discovers colon cancer after wife persuades him to see doctor

As seen on Fox16. Watch full interview HERE.  Colon cancer is a disease that does not discriminate based on age, race ...

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Sharon House’s Story
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February 4th, 2019 // Survivor Stories

Sharon House’s Story

Cancer can be an intimidating disease, and seeing the bright side can be nearly impossible in the face of a cancer ...

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Calli & Lindley “Don” Ellison’s Story
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December 21st, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Calli & Lindley “Don” Ellison’s Story

Cancer is tough. It’s the news nobody wants to get – not for themselves or for their loved ones. That is exactly ...

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Jami Grove’s Story
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November 5th, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Jami Grove’s Story

March 16th, 2015 began as a normal day for Jami Grove. But after a routine mammogram and ultrasound, the day ended with ...

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Lauren Miller’s Story | Breast Cancer Month
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October 29th, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Lauren Miller’s Story | Breast Cancer Month

Lauren Miller of Benton, Ark., was not a candidate for breast cancer. She was young. She had no family history. Yet, ...

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Lee Wilson’s Story
June 4th, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Lee Wilson’s Story

“In the Fight Against Cancer, There’s No Better Friend than YOU!” Lee Wilson and members of the CARTI ...

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Erica Rodgers’ Story
June 4th, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Erica Rodgers’ Story

When Erica Rodgers was diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn’t have to fight her battle alone. She had her husband ...

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Wendy Wells’ Story
June 3rd, 2018 // Survivor Stories

Wendy Wells’ Story

“You Helped Wendy Beat Cancer, and Now You and She are Teammates.” Wendy was only 23 when she was diagnosed ...

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Keisha Pittman’s Story
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June 13th, 2017 // Survivor Stories

Keisha Pittman’s Story

While attending a play, Keisha Pittman felt a pain in her neck, a temporary discomfort she attributed to straining to ...

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Chemosabe Sisters
November 9th, 2015 // Survivor Stories

Chemosabe Sisters

  SCENES FROM A SUPPORT GROUP Story by Steve SpencerSTUTTGART, ARKANSAS. PRIVATE ROOM IN EL CANAVERAL MEXICAN ...

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Cancer Survivorship Begins at Moment of Diagnosis, Not End of Treatment
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June 19th, 2014 // Health Insights

Cancer Survivorship Begins at Moment of Diagnosis, Not End of Treatment

When does a cancer patient become a cancer survivor? “As far as we are concerned, every cancer patient is considered ...

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