Connect and Share

This is a forum where you can share personal stories about Kristen, or about someone else in your life that has fought cancer. It is a place to share thoughts, memories, ideas.....

  • J- Another great year at cycle for survival. Your friends were there sweating it out for the good cause. It was easy to do, as your fight, and your view of it forever changed my mind when faced with adversity. Thank you for teaching me that there is no mountain to tall to climb.
  • Kerry- Kristen was everything that a friend could be. We shared many laughs and she always kept up with what was going on with those she cared about. She was an inspiration in the most difficult of times and she is remembered fondly every day. Kristen, I pray that God's love is shining on you.
  • Callie- I shared a lot of things with Kris. Friends, Fairfield, husband, house, dog, and a son. When she was diagnosed with cancer it was such a shock. How could someone so young, smart, and a new mom on top of everything get cancer? And one so rare and incurable? And the harsh reality set in that if it could happen to her then it could happen to any of us. But Kris isn't like everyone else. She faced it head on with her chin up and a smile. And she never gave up. Neither should we. She is an inspiration. One percent was created in honor of her spirit. I hope her legacy is finding a cure.
  • A friend- We miss you and I'm sick of losing people to cancer. Your fight and strength is with me always. I hope that we can some day find a cure and help make a difference in this battle.
  • Jody Kozey- Kris was my best friend for over 20 years. We shared every milestone together...graduations, marriages, and the birth of our sons almost exactly one year apart. She was always the pioneer in these endeavors and I miss her advice and friendship. Yet still, Kris is with us all and I am honored to wear such a gorgeous timepiece for a gorgeous woman who is deeply missed and loved everyday.
  • Keith Morey- Kris' smile, laugh, and affable ways touched us all deeply on a daily basis. We miss her every day, but live on knowing our lives are infinitely better just from being part of her life. Love you always!

FACT:

  • One young person a day discovers that they have Ewing's Sarcoma; every year there are approximately 250 new diagnoses of young patients with Ewing's Sarcoma in the US.
  • Ewings Sarcoma is exclusively limited to Caucasians, with males being more prone to it than females. It develops between the ages of 10 & 20, making it mainly a disease affecting adolescents.
  • Each year cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, & AIDS, combined.
  • One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20.
  • The cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children that for any other age group due solely to research.