Our annual picnic will be July 14th at Squaw Creek Park. Current and former patients, family members and supporters are welcome. Register now for food and festivities!

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Nick and Erin Haerther

Living the Dream

Imagine being diagnosed with incurable cancer in your late twenties and told you have weeks to live. Imagine learning that health issues prevent you and your wife from having a baby. Imagine wanting t...

Sam Martin

All Heart

Many of you know Sam Martin by his huge grin and high spirits. His mom is Mindy Martin, nurse practitioner at The Ghosh Center. Sam and his whole family – parents Mindy and Chad; siblings Raegan, Ka...

Laurie at the mountaintop

I Climb Mountains

Laurie Plante was inspired to send the following note to friends,, family and supporters following her journey to Tibet: I DID IT!!!  Thanks to each and every one of you that made this part of my ...

Phobias

When Touch is Too Much

Phobias come in all forms. You’re probably familiar with claustrophobia, a fear of being in a confined or crowded space. Many people have a fear of heights, known as acrophobia. And although you may...

Kathie and Tony Faine

Big Dream Benefits Cancer Patients

Kathie Faine always planned to volunteer when she retired. Giving back is important to her, and she looked forward to room in her schedule for service to others. By 2013, it was nearly time. She’d r...

Gardening is medicine quote

Good Medicine Takes Many Forms

We recently visited with Ellen Skripsky, who, at 91, has lived in Cedar Rapids her entire life. Over the years, she’s been very invested in our community, serving on boards and foundations of severa...

Lily in bloom

Cultivating Faith

Debbie Stark’s faith was the bedrock of her life. It was the foundation of her marriage to her husband, Buck. It was the catalyst for a deep relationship with dear friends. It was the source of kind...

Tibetan prayer flags

Climbing Above and Beyond Cancer

In our March e-newsletter, we shared Laurie's story of her second chordoma diagnosis (a very rare form of bone cancer), subsequent surgery and road to recovery. Four months later, she's come to a new ...

Raegan and Sam Martin

The Perfect Prom Date

This story comes from Raegan Martin, oldest daughter of our nurse practitioner Mindy Martin. Raegan, an accomplished student and vocalist, is graduating from Washington High School this Friday. Sh...

Aiden and A.J.

Champions On and Off the Court

Here at The Ghosh Center, we share many stories of courage and kindness, aspiration and accomplishment. This one holds a special place in our hearts. It’s the story of Katie Fitzpatrick’s nephe...

Cancer, What Now?