Nancy’s Story

At age 24, Nancy moved to Bonita Springs in 2013 to be with her ill mother. Later that year, her mother passed away from cancer. Her father had passed away when she was a baby, so she was here in her new town alone now. She loved SW Florida so much that she decided to stay even though her mother was no longer with her. In January 2022, now a mother of 2 children, she […]

Meet Susanna

Susanna moved from Miami to Naples in 2020 and started working at NCH. She is the proud mother of 2 children and loves her new life here in Naples. In December of 2021, Sabra felt a lump in her breast and contacted her doctor. Her worst nightmare had come true; her lump was the result of breast cancer. She met with her physicians and oncologist and began chemotherapy on January 7, 2022. Her chemotherapy treatments […]

Maria’s Story

The excitement of your first-born child is overwhelming and beautiful. Your head and heart begin to fill with anticipation and joy from all that is in store for your new life and family. Then sometimes, life throws a curveball you were not prepared for. Maria was born January 2nd, 2021.  She was a beautiful little girl awaiting a life filled with princess parties and giggles. Unfortunately, that’s not how Maria’s life began. Within a few […]

Mark’s Story

Mark, 65 years old, divorced and living with his dog for companionship in Lehigh Acres with two adult sons, one local and one out of state. Nine years ago, Mark was diagnosed with Melanoma. He received treatment and now returns to Moffitt Cancer Center every six months for a checkup. In June 2020, Mark went in for a routine checkup and was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma, Stage IV. He receives IV treatments every three weeks […]

Jack’s Story

Jack, age 24, was born and raised in Naples, FL. He was living on his own, going to school at FSW and in the process of transferring to FGCU when he was diagnosed with unimaginable testicular cancer, stage III. As he began to navigate his way through the many appointments, tests, and doctors, he realized quickly that he could not do it on his own. He moved back home with his mother and younger brother. […]

Matthew’s Story

Matthew, 54, single and living alone in Cape Coral, was managing fine until he had a seizure at work one day. He went on the have another seizure at work and was dismissed from his position shortly thereafter. About a month later, Matthew was not feeling well and having shortness of breath. He went to the ER and was diagnosed with Pneumonia. While being treated as an inpatient, additional tests were run, and it was […]