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“Living Journeys became a lifeline…” by Eric Larsen

Cancer isn’t just a word; it’s a journey into darkness and fear, overwhelming both physically and mentally. When I received my Stage 3b Colorectal cancer ...
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“Nothing in my life has been this scary or challenging…”

“All cancers suck. And every case is different. But, in reality, I knew very little about cancer until being diagnosed, and honestly until I applied ...
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“Hope it the best medicine you could have…

When you donate to Living Journeys, you’re supporting families like Jodi and Adam. Donate In August of 2020, the two different breast cancers (one in ...
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Jodi’s Story

I’m a single mom with cancer, fighting hard to be there for [my son] I am a single mom to a wonderful 13- year son. ...
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Pat O'Neill from Kooler Garage Doors talks about why they give all their charitable budget to Living Journeys
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Kooler Focused Exclusively on Living Journeys

Why we focus on one specific organization: A tenacious, heart-centered organization that runs lean Hello Gunnison County Community, Kooler Garage Doors is a huge sponsor ...
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Randy Morgan’s Story

I reluctantly reached out for support and was quickly met with encouragement In December 2021 I got the dreaded and shocking news. “You have cancer”. ...
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Cancer Screening in Gunnison County

Living Journeys In 2022, Living Journeys developed a Prevention Program to provide guidance on ways to lower your risk of getting cancer, such as making ...
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Colton’s Story

By Nicole, Colton’s mom Colton is a Living Journeys client. He is 10-year-old who has been fighting cancer for 5 years. “Nov 23 was Colton’s ...
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Financial Grants Improve Quality of Life

By Living Journeys Board and Staff Living Journeys plans to continue serving more families, growing our vital programming, and growing the financial assistance program to ...
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Community and Local

By Maggie Dethloff I was asked why I support Living Journeys and the answer is simple: community and local. I moved a lot as a ...
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The Fishers
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[It] was something I did not expect and will never forget

By Stephanie Fisher Living Journeys has been so supportive as my kids and I navigate the rollercoaster that happens when a family member is diagnosed ...
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Eric Larsen
Personal Stories

Living Journeys Helped Save My Life

By Eric Larsen Three words you never want to hear, “You have cancer.” While we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, unless ...
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Laurie Boscaro
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Why I’m a part of Living Journeys

From a therapist’s perspective Grief is inevitable for most of us. I believe in the human capacity for resilience & work collaboratively with clients on ...
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Personal Stories

Mistakes, a poem by Chloe Crawford

Chloe Crawford is currently a student at Crested Butte Community School. She lost her mother, Beth Crawford, in 2019 after her long battle with ...

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People are Awestruck

People are awestruck when Living Journeys resources start showing up; clients weep with gratitude in the recounting of the gifts received:

  • the food ...

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A Bag of Food and Tears

My sigh of relief is audible all the way from the street on Thursday afternoons as I pull a healthy, homemade meal out of ...

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Chemotherapy and Labor

Michael and I are out of the shock phase of his cancer and into the living everyday with it phase. We welcomed our second ...

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Homemade Meals

Luisa Naughton and Jodi Nute “I love being a part of this program that cooks and delivers nutritious meals to families in our community each ...
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Codie and Family
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When I reached out…

In those immediate days after the diagnosis, I contacted Living Journey’s. I was nervous, scared, overwhelmed and guarded when I reached out. Why did ...

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Marv Weidner
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Sustain the Mission

Living Journeys’ goal to serve everyone in Gunnison County who is impacted by cancer is an inspiration to all of us. Let’s make sure ...

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Emma Coburn
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Why Emma Coburn Supports Living Journeys

\"[My husband, Joe Bosshard and I] started Elk Run 5k with hopes of bringing people to Crested Butte to run in my favorite place ...

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Thomas Renga
Personal Stories

We Knew Something Was Very Wrong.

In January 2019, our son Thomas (then 4 years old) began complaining of headaches and needed more help with balancing activities. When he started ...

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Living Journeys Support Groups: Supportive and Open

Both cancer and death are really stigmatized subjects that most people have a hard time talking about, so one thing I’ve really appreciated [about ...

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Patrick Exley O’Neill
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Running Down Cancer

Who are my heroes? Living Journeys clients. Period! What can I do to help? Run Down Cancer one step at a time. How many ...

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2,127 Dinners of Love Delivered

When COVID-19 first broke out in Gunnison County, Living Journeys knew it would add tremendous stress and worry to our family, friends and neighbors ...

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Mariah Green
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Living Journeys donors make a impact

On January 14, 2020, I was airlifted from Gunnison to Grand Junction at 28 weeks pregnant. My husband and I were mentally preparing ourselves ...

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Laci Wright
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A Thank You letter from an 11-year-old

In the midst of this pandemic, many of our friends and neighbors are also fighting cancer and we need your help supporting our most ...

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Mikaela Berglund
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Stepping Up, A Story of Childhood Cancer. Part Two.

At 13 years old, most kids in Crested Butte spend their time going to school, playing sports, going to the movies, and hanging out ...

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Marv and Marty Weidner
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Supporting caregivers during cancer

Caregivers are often forgotten in the hurry to help the cancer patient, but we often experience exhaustion, stress, trauma and loss. I certainly experienced ...

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Laci Wright and family
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There is no greater resource for cancer support in the Gunnison Valley…

Having lived in the Gunnison Valley since 2014, I have long been aware of Living Journeys\' active role in our valley. However, it was ...

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