• Despite his grief, Jesuit student helps grandmother get her holiday dream trip to New York

    Despite his grief, Jesuit student helps grandmother get her holiday dream trip to New York

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    The last months have been a time of unfathomable loss for the Hamrick family. First, Jason Hamrick, an assistant football coach and equipment specialist at Jesuit High School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack June 28. He was 48. Just 11 weeks later on Sept. 12, his wife, Theresa, died of lung cancer at 47.…

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  • Phil’s Story Featured by Ochsner Health & Cancer Institute

    Phil’s Story Featured by Ochsner Health & Cancer Institute

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    Full post quoted below: When you look at what Phil de Gruy has accomplished in the last six years — four sprint triathlons, two half marathons, a 50km race walk and a 50 mile ultramarathon — you wouldn’t know it’s the same guy who received two cancer diagnoses within less than two years of each…

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  • How We Got Here

    How We Got Here

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    June 13, 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. I had been dealing with a lot of abdominal pain for about 5 months and we could not pinpoint why.  Then I ended up in the emergency room and after hours of tests and procedures the doctor walked in, closed the door behind her…

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  • Burger joint owner changes lifestyle after life-threatening cancer diagnosis

    Burger joint owner changes lifestyle after life-threatening cancer diagnosis

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    In 2015, Phil de Gruy was a successful restaurateur in his 40s. He owned and operated three locations of the popular burger restaurant Phil’s Grill. He had a loving wife and four children. But he was beset by severe stomach pain. Doctors kept telling him it was stress, and the restaurant business in a competitive…

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