Category Archives: Patient Stories

Surviving Well: Astacia Walsh, Recurrent Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Astacia Walsh is a bright and down-to-earth person. She’s a joy to talk to, and her tenacious personality is inspiring. When she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the news was unexpected. Despite the shock of finding out that she had … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Christopher Milne, Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Christopher Milne is a Colorado native, so naturally he enjoys the outdoors—hiking and climbing are among his favorite pastimes. He roots for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche. He is happily married, optimistic and easy to talk to. But … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Wendy Tenzyk, Colon Cancer

Within moments of beginning a conversation with Wendy Tenzyk, it begins to feel like a talk with old family friends.  Her relaxed, easy-going personality is warming.  She is refreshingly genuine. “I love Dr. Feiner,” she says matter-of-factly. As it turns … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Kina, Breast Cancer

To say that breast cancer changed Kina McMillian’s life would be an understatement. To say that breast cancer changed her life in a profound and meaningful way would be more accurate. Kina has the unique ability to find the good … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Renée, Ovarian Cancer

In the summer of 2012, Renée was experiencing bladder issues that she and her primary care physician thought might just be a urinary tract infection. As the discomfort increased, she knew something wasn’t right. Because Renée has worked for nearly … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Margaret, Thyroid Cancer

Margaret Juanes has been described by her medical team as a miracle. When she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September 2012, she began a long journey that she never anticipated. “It was a shocking moment at that time,” she … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marcie, Breast Cancer

“We don’t live at the edge of the world, but you can see it from here,” says Marcie Harkness about living in eastern Colorado in a small rural town named Towner. Marcie has been a wheat farmer there for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marilyn, Vulvar Cancer

Marilyn Sacks-Rabin is a soft-spoken clinical psychologist. She spends her free time going for walks, cooking, reading, and participating in book groups. She likes to travel, and she loves the mountains. Marilyn is happily married, with one son and one … Continue reading

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Meet Rose’s DAISY Award Winner for May – Carol Montgomery!

Congratulations to Carol Montgomery on becoming the seventh Rose DAISY Award winner! As those who work in clinical healthcare know, the work is challenging from time to time. But for patients and families enduring the most difficult of circumstances, the … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: David, Skin Cancer

All his life, David Johnson has enjoyed spending his time in the outdoors, whether that was working summers doing construction during college, going to sunny locations shooting TV commercials while working in advertising, or frequent trips to Mexico while in … Continue reading

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