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Cancer Interviews

Sep 28, 2022

Gillian Lichota saw her life flash before her eyes when she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer…while she was carrying a child.  Not only did she survive cancer and give birth to a healthy son, but Gillian founded the iRise Above Foundation, a DC-based breast cancer support group.

Sep 16, 2022

When Jeff Moreau detected a lump on the right side of his neck, he saw a doctor.  That visit led to his being diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer.  Jeff survived and has been free of cancer since 2007, but that didn’t stop him from taking an enormous step to help others.  He is the Executive Director of...

Aug 30, 2022

Mike Craycraft survived Stage One testicular cancer, then took a major proactive step to help others diagnosed with the disease. He founded the Cincinnati-based Testicular Cancer Society. Its web address is

Aug 21, 2022

A dentist by trade, Dr. Shyamala Peesapati lost her father to a rare form of cancer. Her experience as his caregiver inspired her to become a voice for those with rare diseases, who often have little to nothing in the way of support resources. Her message of advocacy can be found on her...

Aug 13, 2022

Patrick Owen quickly realized he had some form of cancer when the seemingly harmless act of slipping into a ski boot resulted in a split femur. This is the story of how he survived a diagnosis of renal cancer through immunotherapy and faith.