In Memoriam – Bardy McConnell

Bardy shares his story about how the power of advocacy. By connecting with Cora Connor, founder of RMC Support and Dr. Nizar Tannir of MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center, he was able to get the right care for a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer. My Name is Bardolph McConnell, I was recently diagnosed with RMC or Renal Medullary Carcinoma which is a rare form of kidney cancer associated with sickle cell trait. I’m a 48 yr old African American with sickle trait. I had been having lower Back pain that I threw off as ordinary back pain untill I started urinating blood in December of 2018. I went to the emergency room where they did so many tests but couldn’t find anything wrong. I was a healthy man all my life with no ailments whatsoever. I kept going back to urgent ca...

Alison Brooke McDonough – In Memoriam

KCCure tribute to Alison McDonough who bravely battle papillary RCC.

Joe Paterniti – In Memoriam

KCCure tribute to Joe Paterniti (1969-2017) a dedicated father and husband who lost his life to kidney cancer.

Keith Puls – In Memoriam

Keith M Puls (1958-2017) was diagnosed May 2017 with stage IV RCC. Keith and I began this journey scared and anxious. We fought hard and this disease was very powerful and overwhelming. Keith was an amazing chef, artist, and musician

A Tribute to Life and a Mission for a Cure

Today would have been my late husband's 48th birthday. Help us share his story and raise funds to cure kidney cancer.

Chris Finan – In Memoriam

Christopher Michael Finan (1977-2016) was born in Fort Campbell, Ky., the son of John and Janice (Baldery) Finan Jr. He earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Mary and married Eva Ellen Hanson in 2013. Chris is survived by his wife and his two-year-old daughter, Ellen Christine. He was a loving husband to Eva, an amazing father to Ellen, and a devoted friend. Chris had a passion for home brewing, enjoyed duck hunting, movies, and his dogs, Brewer and Molly. He has left a resounding impact on those who were graced by his strength, kindness, humility and humor. — Fred and Linda Kesinger, Eva Finan, Penny and Michael Garner, Bruce and Ruth Uphoff, Jared and Sara Herzet, LTC Michael and Robin Johnson, Nancy and R.D. Hammel, Mary Ruth Williams, Debbi and David K...

John Costa – In Memoriam

John Costa was bold and passionate. He loved laughter, loved food, and most importantly, loved people. When he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, he told the doctors that he was going to beat it, and his story would be on their website. John stopped at nothing, traveling the country many times over to find the best and most aggressive treatment. He was also a generous man donating personally and raising money through his private accounting practice for the homeless and the hungry. He worked serving food and shopping for the local St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. John’s life ended three years later on October 6, 2013, his two children yet to graduate from college. John Costa’s life was the expression of passion and generosity. With your help, we can keep his love of life living on through th...

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