Long-Term Survivor Stories – Heidi Rhea

Heidi Rhea is a long-term survivor. She was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma almost 10 years ago. Heidi has always been a cancer advocate, especially with her family history of Lynch syndrome. Heidi is extremely passionate about her advocacy work. She talks about cholangiocarcinoma at every opportunity. Heidi has been a Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation ambassador at health fairs,…

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Long-Term Survivor Stories – Robert Bickel

Working out was something of a side-hustle for me the last three years. I used it as motivation to quit smoking and set the stage for the next chapter of my life. With two daughters in college that were not too far off-major milestones and such. Despite that vice, I maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle…

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Long-Term Survivor Stories – Matt Reidy

Hello. I’m Matt Reidy. I live in Richmond, VA. I’m a retired IT executive. I’m also married with four children, now age 12 through 25. I enjoy woodworking, sailing, and water sports. MY STORY I was diagnosed in December 2013 with stage II perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. I was devastated at diagnosis when I learned there is…

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Long-Term Survivor Stories – Arlene Dworetsky

Hi, my name is Arlene Dworetsky. I’m from Glastonbury, CT, originally from Hartford, CT. I’m a retired public elementary school teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Currently, I’m a reading/math tutor for a public 3rd-5th grade elementary school in my area. I have a husband, two sons, and a beautiful baby grandson.…

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Long-Term Survivor Stories – Christy Landon

My name is Christy Landon. I grew up in the northeast Ohio area and currently live in Mansfield with my husband, Troy. We have four adult children: Conner, Alexis, Logan, and Alec. They are all attending college. I also have three grandchildren. MY STORY Prior to diagnosis, I was a family and consumer sciences teacher…

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