Cancer

Frazee Girl To Hold Fundraiser To Support Cancer Foundation

She will be collecting "pit-stop" donations for a foundation called "Stand By Me"

FRAZEE, Minn. — Soon to be 13-year-old Sophia Strand of Frazee, Minnesota is making changes to her “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser due to COVID-19. She will be collecting “pit-stop” donations for a foundation called “Stand By Me” started by Thad and Kristin Helmers of Frazee. It helps families with children battling cancer to pay their bills. “They help families with…

Fighting Cancer During The Coronavirus Pandemic

No patients in North Dakota have reported any delays in treatment due to the coronavirus according to the organization, but that isn't the only challenge that they need advocates for.

FARGO, ND – As Giving Tuesday Now approaches, the American Cancer Society says that now, more than ever before, they need the public’s help. “It’s just a really challenging time, and for somebody going through a cancer diagnosis, it’s even more so,” said Shannon Bacon, the Health Systems Manager for the American Cancer Society of North Dakota. The American Cancer…

Grand Forks Couple On Cruise Ship With Coronavirus Cases

Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship

OAKLAND, CA —  A cruise ship carrying at least 21 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has arrived at a California port Monday after being held at sea for several days, as cases of the virus spiked across the United States. Kari and Paul Kolstoe of Grand Forks are on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Kari told Reuters that they…

People Remember Grantley Johnson with Pictures & Sports Mementos at Memorial

His courageous battle inspired many people across the metro.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – People are paying their last respects to a young West Fargo boy who lost his second battle with cancer last week. Visitation was held Monday night at West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center in West Fargo for seven-year-old Grantley Johnson. The center was filled with pictures, signed jerseys and sport memorabilia given to the Freedom…

Local brewery raises money for American Cancer Society

Drumconrath's first-ever "Pints With A Purpose" initiative launches one day before World Cancer Day

FARGO, N.D. — The 20th annual World Cancer Day is on Tuesday. The American Cancer Society estimates this year alone, there will be over 4,000 new cancer patients in North Dakota. It predicts over 1,000 will have their lives taken. “A lot of people don’t really — I feel like they don’t quite understand that just how many people are…

Grantley Johnson Fulfills Dream of Designing A Jersey

He was able to design a jersey for the Fargo Force hockey team.

FARGO, N.D.- Grantley Johnson is a 7 year old boy who is battling his second round of leukemia. He loves drawing and art. Grantley got the chance to design a jersey for the team that they will wear on February 22 when they play the Sioux City Musketeers during Sanford Children’s Night. Grantley was able to see his designs come…

More Surgery for Minnesota Football Player, Cancer Survivor

O'Brien was nearly two years cancer-free.

MINNEAPOLIS–University of Minnesota football player and four-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien is facing more surgery this week to remove a spot on his lung. The walk-on holder made his college debut at Rutgers on Oct. 19, holding all three of the Gophers’ fourth-quarter extra points in their 42-7 victory. O’Brien this season has shared the story of his cancer fight…

Minnesota State Rep. Diane Loeffler Passes Away

Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer. Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature. Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004. She was a lifelong resident of northeast Minneapolis….

A Fargo Boy Is Celebrating Christmas A Little Bit Early This Year

He is currently fighting Leukemia for the second time.

FARGO, N.D.- Christmas is 7–year–old Grantley Johnson’s favorite time of the year. “When he first walked in here and saw how everything was set up, his face just got huge and he had a huge smile on his face, and I don’t think we’ve lost it yet. He’s running around here with his friends, family and stuff and he just…

‘Love Your Melon’ & Scheels Treat Local Families Battling Cancer To Shopping Sprees

Each family received a $2,000 Scheels gift card

FARGO, N.D. — 4–year–old Emma Basting is just as energetic as most toddlers out there. “She wants to be moving all the time. She loves to be in her wheelchair cruising around. Shopping is one of her favorite things to do,” says Emma’s father Aaron Basting. Fittingly, she got to spend the afternoon doing just that. Love Your Melon, an…