A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.
Connor Cosgrove, 22, is getting his last chemotherapy treatment Friday. Teri Cannon, executive director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, says it’s a day of celebration at the Amplatz Children’s Hospital. “It’s really exciting for us when any patient can be declared in complete remission,” Cannon said. She says there are a lot people who don’t know about this kind of cancer, or the fact that there are more than 150 types of blood cancer.
You may have become used to the furry faces in WCCO’s weather center over the last four weeks, but Movember is about to end. All month, WCCO has been sharing with you the stories behind the mustaches, including one man whose battle against testicular cancer has a miraculous ending.
Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77. Seeman died Sunday at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported the death of Seeman, who was an NFL game official from 1975 to 1990, including 12 seasons as a lead referee. Seeman moved to the league office in 1991 and served 10 years as the supervisor of officials until his retirement. “Jerry modernized and improved NFL officiating during his 10 seasons leading the department,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement distributed by the league. “He was very proud of being a football official, and he always made the NFL proud through his skill, integrity, and professionalism.”
Whether it’s a co-worker, friend or family member, we all know someone who’s battled cancer. This month, through Movember, WCCO is trying to raise awareness about cancers affecting men.
A Pine County teenager is now charged in a home invasion that left a man dead. It happened after the intruders entered the house of a 75-year-old man around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Officials said 23-year-old Gypsy Watts had a gun, and the homeowner shot and killed him. Investigators tell us Watts and a 16-year-old boy broke into the man’s house, hoping to steal his prescription medications.
As the days are getting shorter we’re getting less sunlight. We hear a lot about Vitamin D and how it’s good for our skin, but there’s also plenty of myths out there about it. Dr. Jess Prischmann joined the WCCO This Morning show to address the truth about some misconceptions with Vitamin D.
A group of firefighters and paramedics in Stillwater is doing everything it can to raise awareness for men’s cancer research during November. The group calls themselves “Mo Medics and Mo Friends” and is made up of paramedics from Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater as well as firefighters and other members of the community.
WCCO’s male meteorologists don’t look so fresh-faced this month, but that’s only because they’re participating in Movember. They’re growing mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health and wellness.
Deborah Cohen takes on her double-mastectomy with joy and a Beyonce dance.
Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday to officially be “Love Your Melon Day.” The event is meant to honor thousands of local children battling cancer and their families that have been there to support them.
Wall Street Journal Jornalist Reed Albergotti authored Wheelman: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.
It’s day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched — so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.
It’s been four months since 18-year-old Zach Sobiech passed away after a hard-fought battle with bone cancer. But even in death, his music lives on. Days after he passed away, Sobiech’s song “Clouds” reached number one on iTunes.
The founder and chairman of Olson ad agency, John Olson, died on Saturday after a 13-month battle with cancer.
According to the agency’s website, John Olson started the Olson Agency, Minnesota’s largest advertising firm, in 1992. The firm is now nationally renowned and employs more than 450 people across six cities in North America. Kevin DiLorenzo, a long-time friend of Olson, says he lived such a big life that he didn’t even let his cancer diagnosis slow him down.
Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams has entered hospice care following his April 2012 cancer diagnosis. Grams, 65, is in hospice with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. He’s at home in his east-central Minnesota town of Crown and said his cancer is too aggressive for chemotherapy.
A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.
A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.
Pre-cancer Gary Brausen cruised through 9-mile trail races. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen strapped on ice skates at 6:30 a.m. three days a week, competing against former college hockey standouts. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen never touched a cigarette.
There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.
The 7-year-old Minnesota girl whose rare cancer led to a precedent-setting malpractice ruling by the state Supreme Court has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jocelyn Dickhoff was 2 weeks old when her parents took her to a doctor.
Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.
Justice David Lillehaug joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Tuesday to talk about his new job and a health challenge he is experiencing.