Stories of Courage: Our Patients’ Cancer Journeys

Our patients are strong. They are courageous. And our patients do not give up. Every year, children, teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder come to Angie’s Institute for their care. Their determination and fighting spirits help them arrive as patients – but leave as survivors. Here are just a few of their inspiring stories.

Quentin’s Story

Quentin's Story

Youngster Gets Second Chance at Life with Bone Marrow Transplant Quentin Latimer’s life was threatened by sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder he was diagnosed with at birth. He had mini-strokes and was in danger of having a massive stroke....

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Sam Tippit

Sam's Story

Local Man Beats Leukemia for the 2nd Time at Age 23 Chagrin Falls native Sam Tippit was preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime: he was heading to Montana to join a minor league baseball team. But a check-up revealed Sam, already a cancer...

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Delaney's Story

As a young child, Delaney loved to spend time with horses, but that all changed when her family received news of her diagnosis. At 10 years old, Delaney and her family visited Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital where they were told Delaney...

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Lauren's Story

Lauren knows pediatric cancer all too well. She’s been fighting for 13 years. At 18 months old, Lauren was diagnosed with cancer of her adrenal gland, which was then removed. At 9 years old, Lauren received the news that she had a brain tumor,...

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Gina Cortese

Gina's Story

College Student Who Battled a Brain Tumor Is Now Inspired to Help Other Cancer Patients Gina Cortese was a 20-year-old college student majoring in education at Kent State University when she first felt a numbness in her left toe. When initial...

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Jack Witherspoon

Jack's Story

Cancer Survivor and Chef Jack Witherspoon Visits Angie’s Institute Jack Witherspoon, a 16-year-old three-time cancer survivor from California, visited with patients and staff at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute in June,...

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