Kate Fulford

Kate

In September 2013, Kate discovered she carried the CDH1 gene mutation. At a very young age, Kate lost her mother to stomach cancer and more recently, her younger sister. Though it seemed extreme at first, she decided the only option would be to have a total gastrechtomy and underwent surgery in February 2014; the day […]

Steve Dang

Steve

Steve Dang is a husband, father, pastor, wannabe triathlete, motorcycle enthusiast, a fan of good stories and the Oakland A’s. Cancer is part of his story, but it’s not the story. In October of 2013 their lives took a detour when Steve was diagnosed with CDH1, which led to a total gastrectomy on March 6, […]

Rachel

Rachel

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us” December 5, 2013 – My husband, my mom, my dad, and I sit around a round table at the hospital waiting for the genetic counsellor to join us. My husband […]

Adriana Walsh

Adriana

In 2006, Adriana Walsh lost her father Steve to stomach cancer when she was just 13 years old. In 2009, she learned that she tested positive for the cdh1 mutation that took her father’s life. Her most recent endoscopy in August showed evidence of stomach cancer, so she took immediate action and had her entire […]

Roger Engnell

Roger Engnell

Roger Engnell was diagnosed with a CDH1 gene mutation on February 9, 2015. He is 53 years old and the father of three. He is the middle of seven children and the second to be diagnosed with this mutation. The original mutation in his family was found due to testing done on his younger sister, […]

Heather Huus

Heather Huus

After Heather’s mother passed away at age 44 of gastric cancer and losing her grandfather to this disease, she wanted to do everything in her power to be proactive about her health risks, especially for her husband and three-year-old daughter. At the age of 30, she was referred from her hometown clinic to Mayo Clinic […]

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