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Kacie Kruger

Kacie Kruger

My Mom's Story

My mom, Kim Kruger, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 46. The symptoms were unknown for 10 years, in addition she did not need to be screened since she was under the age of 50. Well, look where that made her end up. GET SCREENED BEFORE 50. My mom is my world as for many others. My mom has been through Hypec Chemotherapy (2 hour heated chemo treatment inside her & a 12 hour major surgery), 3 years of various types of chemotherapy, immunotherapy trials through Hopkins, and 2 more major surgeries. Not once has she said, "I cannot do this." Lately, we have been thrown a few curve balls. She underwent a major surgery this past October of 2017 and recently in January of 2018. She had a massive blockage in her colon. The doctor could not save her colon and now she has a colostomy bag. Also, her stomach had collapsed and her small intestine ruptured, therefore, she went into septic shock. BUT, she kept on fighting! We took an amazing family vacation July of 2018 to California and toured around in a RV. My mom sat by my side as my recent fiance had flown out and asked for my hand in marriage. Also, my mom said, "Yes" to my wedding dress for this up coming October.

My mom went into kindey/liver failure from September into November. Heaven gained an absolutely beautiful angel on November 10, 2018. No more suffering or agonizing pain. She is my beautiful angel looking over all of us. I am one heck of a proud daughter.

Join me and thousands of others from across the country to make a difference in the fight against colon cancer, our nation’s No. 2 cancer killer.

We've got an ambitious fundraising goal but with support from people like you we can get there. The money raised will fund local programs to increase screening and awareness for colon and rectal cancer, as well as programs and services to support those living with the disease.

10 Facts about Colon Cancer

Anyone can get colon cancer.
One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death.
Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and people of all races and nationalities.
Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50.
Screening should begin earlier for many ethnic groups and those with a family history.
Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
Those with a parent, sibling, or other relative with colon cancer have an increased risk of developing the disease.
Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.
(Bonus Fact) Screening is easy, there are many affordable options that can be done in the privacy of your own home. Talk to your doctor about the right one for you.

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