Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

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Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby Staci's team » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:17 pm

20 years ago today, on her 23rd birthday, a college student from upstate New York underwent emergency surgery to remove a complete blockage for her large intestine. When she woke up, she got the diagnosis no young person wants to hear...."it's cancer."

We all know people who have taken the cancer bull by its horns and thrown it around, but Molly McMaster Morgoslepov has set -- and raised -- the advocacy bar for years. After inline skating across the country less than a year after finishing chemo, then deciding to build a 40 foot model of a colon based on Katie Couric's challenge, and working with Colondar cover model Erika for so many years as the calendar was shot in and around her parents' home in Lake George, New York, Molly has helped to erase the stigma around early onset CRC.

Now, 20 years later, the book that so many of us have heard about for years has made its debut. One Drop of Rain: Creating a Wave of Colon Cancer Awareness is now available from Amazon! If you're so inclined, take a look and learn more about her incredible journey!

Happy birthday to someone I'm privileged to call my real-life friend....love you, Molly!


Chris
Husband to Staci, diagnosed at age 32
Clinical dx Stage II/III rectal cancer, 7/2009
APR surgery 11/09 leading to...
Pathological dx Stage IIIB, ypT3N1M0, 11/2009
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Re: Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby CRguy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:14 pm

MEGA Happy Birthday to you Molly.

WE are all here because YOU chose to create a place for us ...
to be HERE !
Like you, the Colon Club and ColonTalk forum
.... KICK ASS

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CRguy
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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby Lee » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:18 pm

Ditto, Happy Birthday Molly, and thank you to you and Hannah for giving us this awesome forum. I will be getting the book shortly,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby Ron50 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:30 am

Happy birthday Molly and very happy anniversary for twenty years. Thanks to all the crew for their hard work. I have been very fortunate to survive for over twenty years as well. I suspect I have some idea of your inner feelings. Hugs Ron.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
48 sessions 5Fu/levamisole
no recurrence cea <.5
numerous l/t side effects of chemo

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Re: Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby AussieAssCancer » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:03 am

WoooooHooooo!!!! Happy happy birthday!!!! What a wonderful milestone! Thank you from Australia for starting this forum. It has been a bastion of advice, understanding, and compassion!

Here’s to another 20 years!

AAC
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

Blog: kickingrectalcancerintheassblog
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Re: Happy 20 years of survivorship -- and birthday -- to TCC's founder, Molly!

Postby Maggie Nell » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:47 am

CoCo” is a 40-foot long replica of a human colon, and much like poop moves
through the real thing, tomorrow you and your kids can crawl through it.


Now we need something like this in Australia ... and I reckon the best possie for it
is next to the Big Ned in Ballarat. Sorted.

Here's to a future in which this forum is archived as a historical record and
malignant neoplasms no longer exist.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
July 2019 : pending liver U/S, colonoscopy
rut roh


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