Faces of Stomach Cancer

The Faces of Stomach Cancer honors those battling stomach cancer, celebrates survivors, and remembers those we have lost.

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Stomach Cancer Journeys

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Rick Sabbides

Rick

Rick Sabbides was diagnosed with Stage IV inoperable stomach and colon cancer on June 25, 2013. His CaringBridge journal was created to keep Rick’s friends and family posted on his journey. Follow along at Rick Sabbides FAITH, a place where anyone can offer support and words of hope and encouragement to Rick and his family.November […]

The 6th Opinion

The 6th Opinion

We’re sisters/best friends writing about our lives and how it’s changed since we found out our mother at 56, was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer in December of 2012. Journaling and writing notes to each other is sometimes the easiest way to communicate in those moments we can’t pick up the phone and talk. […]

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 […]

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