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Emily Jerry

Emily Jerry was diagnosed with a yolk sac tumor about the size of a grapefruit when she was about 18 months old. Her doctors and nurses assured me that Emily’s cancer was not only treatable, but curable. Emily endured months of surgeries, grueling testing, and rigorous […] Read More  »

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Gianna Rose Kovacs

It was a normal, uneventful, joyful pregnancy, albeit filled with a little anxiety since our first pregnancy ended in a “missed miscarriage” just three shorts months into our marriage. I was thrilled to be pregnant again after losing our first child at 9 weeks’ gestation and […] Read More  »

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Glenn Saarinen

My dad, Glenn, spent a lifetime being viewed as a leader, counselor and outgoing friend to many.  From his training and work in ministry to being named head of safety for one of the largest steelworkers’ unions in the country, his life impacted those around him […] Read More  »

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Holly Patterson

Holly Patterson died three weeks after her 18th birthday.  Healthy and beautiful, this young native of the San Francisco bay area had her whole life in front of her. Her story begins in 2003 when she entered a clinic with her boyfriend to terminate her seven-week-old […] Read More  »

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Jennifer Nibarger

On Sept 21, 2013 we and others were involved in a serious boating accident in which Jennifer sustained multiple internal life-threatening injuries, including several broken bones, head and neck trauma, and external lacerations, She was airlifted to a Level 1 Trauma Center and underwent multiple emergency […] Read More  »

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Jerry Carswell

On Monday, January 19, 2004, my husband Jerry Carswell entered the emergency room and was quickly diagnosed with a kidney stone. He was given multiple injections of morphine and Dilaudid to relieve the intense pain. Later that day, he was admitted for observation and further tests. […] Read More  »

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Jessica “Jess” Barnett

I’m Jess, and this is my story. That’s me with the long blonde hair when I was about 12. Around that time I started passing out, especially if something scared me, like if one of my cats jumped up on my bed when I was sleeping […] Read More  »

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Jessica Freed

Jessica was born with a cluster of heart defects called Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. This caused a condition known as Eisenmengers syndrome, which left her vulnerable to both uncontrolled bleeding and unpredictable blood clots. When she was born, the pediatrician didn’t detect her abnormality […] Read More  »

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Joan Donnelly

My wife and I met in 2001 and five years later were married in a dream ceremony at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. A year later, we were pregnant with our first child and on May 25, 2008 – a day after my wife’s birthday – […] Read More  »

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John LaChance

John LaChance was a Christian who served His Savior at Tabernacle Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, choir member, and trustee with faithfulness and joy for 14 years. He was a well-liked and respected man at church, in the community, and at work. […] Read More  »

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