These are the first of many inspiring stories to be presented here.
Last Edited -
11 March 2010 12:30 pm
The Story of Marina Symcox and the orange pill.
Marina was once considered a Leiomyosarcoma patient until Gleevac was discovered. Now Marina is a GIST survivor and active in the group known as Gist Support International.
We are grateful to Marina for allowing us to publish her story on our website. This story reminds us that miracles do happen, and sometimes they wait until the very last minute to occur.
(Thanks also to The Tulsa World newspaper for giving permission to republish this article.)
Mother, daughter share special bond of survival
Yes, there are long term survivors of Leiomyosarcoma. Read the story of Valerie Bogdan who is in her 10th year of survival and going strong.
We are grateful to Valerie for allowing us to publish her story on our website.
(Thanks also to The Montrose Daily Press in Colorado for giving permission to republish this article.)
Warren's Story Staying in the Game
Warren Bailey won the Alaska state racquetball championship in April 2005 against men in all age brackets, despite numerous extensive surgeries to remove tissue from his upper right thigh.
Bailey has leiomyosarcoma . . .
(A special Thank you to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for allowing us to use this story on our website.)
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Suzie Siegel is a Leiomyosarcoma survivor and an outstanding writer. The following url will lead to her article published in the Tampa Tribune. Be warned, Suzie does not write for the faint of heart, but her sense of humor will hopefully bring a smile to your face.
Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails
With an original diagnosis of six months, Fritzi is still battling Leiomyosarcoma, years later. Read this story of hope written by her son Eric.
My Long Journey with LMS & ESS (Leiomyosarcoma and Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma)
This is the story of Rosalie Peipert. Gather some good advice as you read of this battle which has lasted more than 26 years.
Surviving Cancer Twice
Ilene Goodman has provided an inspirational story of her twelve-year battle with Leiomyosarcoma.
Advice for New Doctors
This speech was given by one of our LMS patients to medical students in Israel. It contains mature themes and graphic descriptions which are sometimes necessary
to explain the problems of living with cancer. Thank you to Robin Kohler for allowing us to display the contents of her speech here.
Pamela Sprott, LMSdr volunteer and advocate, gives us her story of struggle, hope, and triumph.