Category Archives: Catching Health Stories

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them’s Fighting Words.

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Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host. They settled on Not Dead Yet, straight out of one of Chris’s favorite movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The Cancer Community Center Connection […]

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25

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WEDNESDAY JULY 23 Medicinal Herb Garden Walk Avena Botanicals 210 Mill Street Rockport, Maine 3:30 to 4:30 Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!  For more information … Invisible Threat Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library 5 Monument Way Portland, Maine 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm Award-winning student made film […]

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes’ Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

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In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it’s also less aggressive […]

Tri for a Cure: The Two Sisters at the Water Station

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What are the odds that two sisters would both have with the same type of lung cancer? Slim. Even if they are identical twins or identical mirror twins like Leni Grant and Lita Brown, from Gray. Mirror twins are identical twins with opposite features — reflections of each other. For instance, Lita is right-handed and […]

Autism: the gateway to a great adventure for Roman Waites and his family

Roman Waites

What will you do on your summer vacation? Roman Waites and his family are going on a monumental cross country road trip and they’re going to document their journey by making a movie. Have no doubt — Roman will play a starring role. Here’s how his mother Kelley Fitch describes her son: “Roman is amazing. […]