A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.
A 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer has decided to end her own life on Nov. 1, two days after her husband’s birthday. Brittany Maynard’s doctors told her she only has months to live and that her natural death would be very painful.
Rachel Woell passed away Friday night, after leaving the football game at half-time.
Totino-Grace High School student Rhacel Woell passed away Friday evening. Woell’s parents posted news of her passing on her CaringBridge page Saturday morning.
Brain cancer at any age is a frightening, life-altering challenge. So it’s impossible to imagine what it must be like getting the news as parents of a kindergartner.
A drug used to treat cancer may someday offer hope for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Christmas is just over a week away, but Santa was in town to make an early stop at HCMC. He paid a special visit to a little boy fighting brain cancer.
It’s an inspirational story of a Minnesota teen who started a program to award trophies to children who have completed cancer treatment.
A Minneapolis girl who captured the hearts of both WCCO viewers and staff has passed away.
The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.
When an arm of the World Health Organization put cell phones on its list of possible carcinogens, it’s hard to not take notice. Frankly, since the first brick cell phones showed up more than twenty years ago, there have been questions about whether those phones could cause cancer. So, how dangerous are they, really?
It was last month when we first were introduced to 8-year-old Gracie Flores, a young girl with brain cancer. On Thursday, Gracie’s cousin worked with other seventh graders to raise money, selling “Thinking of Gracie” bracelets.
A Minneapolis girl, who has inspired many since WCCO told her story earlier this month, has some good news.
It’s practically every little boy’s dream — to be a firefighter. The childhood wish realized for a Forest Lake boy, who has had his share of hardship in his nine short years of life.
For months, a Forest Lake family have battled for their son’s health. Now, it’s a new battle this family is in that is almost too much to bear.