Our Heroes

August 8, 2016 / devchris /

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  • Jesse Johnson Jesse was in and out of the emergency room for approximately two months due to pain and blood in his urine. A CT Scan was done in March 2017, which revealed a mass on his kidney due to an infection. He was discharged home with antibiotics. In April, he presented to the emergency room again ...
  • Dawud “Dave” Potak-Gibbs     Dawud “Dave” L. Potak-Gibbs left this world on April 21, 2018 with his wife Laura and daughter Summer by his side at home. Dave bravely fought Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) for two years and inspired many with his strength and optimism. Born on February 7, 1983 in Philadelphia, Dave graduated from Germantown High School and most ...
  • Brian Jimenez Brian, 23 was the son of Raymond and Gina Mary Jimenez and the oldest of three siblings. He lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Brian fought a hard battle against RMC, an extremely rare and aggressive cancer for two years. Prior to his diagnosis in January 2016 he was working and going to school. He had ...
  • Rahsohn Wali, Jr. Rahsohn Wali, Jr., 11, of Hamden Connecticut passed away April 27, 2017 in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio after a courageous battle with RMC. Sohnny (as he was affectionately called) was termed “One in a million” by his 4th grade teacher. He always challenged himself to accomplish more difficult math than anyone in his class. ...
  • JERROD PAUL ROGERS Jerrod Paul Rogers was born on May 21, 1991 in Hutchinson , Kansas. He had a difficult childhood and was placed in foster care at the age of 7. Jerrod and his sister lived in several foster homes before meeting their forever family and being adopted in 2006. In late February 2016, Jerrod was diagnosed with a ...
  • Aniksha Patel Aniksha Patel, 24, of Manchester, England passed away on December 1, 2016 after a hard fought battle against Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). Aniksha’s journey touched the hearts of so many. In March 2013 she was diagnosed.  She went through many chemotherapy treatments and surgeries.  In February 2014 she wrote this:  “I think that more people ...
  • CONROY GEARPAUL SMITH Conroy Gearpaul Smith was born in Jamaica to Roma Crockwell and Anthony Smith. He was the eldest of three siblings.  At the age of 5, Conroy and his family moved to Bermuda and in 2012 Conroy and his mother moved to Nottingham England to be near his sister Shaunelle. Conroy was diagnosed with Renal Medullary ...
  • Matthew Pennington Matthew went by many names. He was called Teo by his family and Penni by his friends. He was the second son of Marlene Costales Kravitz and E. Justin Pennington. He was born 24 Nov 1978 and died 19 Mar 2016. He was married to Marie Liu for a short 3 ½ years. Besides his ...
  • SANDRA MARIE PREVOST Sandra Marie Prevost was born on February 29, 1968 to Joseph Earl Prevost and Della Marie Prevost, whom preceded her in death. Sandra was diagnosed with Renal Medullary Carcinoma in April of 2015 and was called to be with her heavenly father 11 months after diagnosis. She fought a courageous fight, always holding on to ...
  • Chris Johnson Chris S. Johnson was born in Houston Texas to Charles and Ritchie Johnson on November 18, 1972. Chris was diagnosed with RMC in June 2011 and loss his battle 15 months after diagnosis.  Chris received most of his care in Sugar Land at MD Anderson Cancer Center under the guidance of Drs. Tannir and Sarma. While ...