Gophers Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Dies At 55Todd Oakes, the Gopher baseball team's pitching coach, died Thursday morning after a four-year battle with Leukemia.
Inspired By Coach In Hospice, Gophers Return To Big Ten TourneyPitching coach Todd Oakes, who has fought leukemia since 2012, was placed last week in home hospice care with further treatment no longer a viable option.
Gophers Coach Enters Hospice While Team Contends For Big Ten TitleGophers pitching coach Todd Oakes, battling Leukemia, has entered home hospice care.
Minnetonka Leukemia Survivor, Bone Marrow Donor To Appear On EllenA Minnetonka woman who received a life-saving bone marrow transplant will appear on Ellen Tuesday afternoon. At 15, Greta Hokanson was suffering from leukemia when she received a bone-marrow transplant from a man in Arkansas named Danny Daniels.
Kylie's Kids: Ava And AudreyThere is some incredible research and groundbreaking treatments happening at Masonic Children's Hospital, one of which is a new treatment for leukemia. The first person to receive that treatment was this week's Kylie's Kid, 7-year-old Ava.
Fmr. Gopher & His Brother Aim To Make Cancer Patients ComfortableIt's been nearly five years since a cancer diagnosis ended a promising football career for Connor Cosgrove. He was a wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He had to stop playing football, and underwent years of chemotherapy treatments.
Accomplish MN: Samantha Gets Her Wish Of Meeting A MermaidSamantha Crook is a sweet, soft-spoken first grader with a ready smile. But over the last two years, she's had to overcome a lot. "In Samantha's case, she was never sick. She was sick for just about two to three days before she was diagnosed, so we had no indication," Samantha’s mom, Teri Crook, said.
'Amazing Race' Fan With Leukemia Gets Thrill Of A LifetimeTo say 8-year-old Molly Vergin is a fan of the CBS reality show "The Amazing Race" might be an understatement. "I think there's only one season that I haven't seen," Molly said. "I think it's funny because they have to do a lot of weird different challenges." She's no stranger to adventure; she's already visited 37 states
Farmington Teen’s Snocross Wishes Come TrueThursday's snow was the perfect complement to a Farmington teen's dream come true. Nick Kraml, 14, is battling a cancer so rare that his mom says only three patients have been seen with it at Children's Hospital. He's been responding to treatments though, and was well enough to show up at Canterbury Park's Snocross track in Shakopee.
Wild Players Honoring Stillwater Boy With Leukemia During Annual FundraiserThe Minnesota Wild Foundation is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year on Dec. 1 at A'bulae in St. Paul.
Marrow Donor Shows Life-Saving ProcessFor the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, there is a cure. It lives inside of each and every one of us, and the only way to save a life is by donating marrow.
Connor Cosgrove's Final Chemo Treatment Is The Start Of Something GreaterA little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children's Hospital cancer-free.