It’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.
Samantha 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.
To 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
Thursday’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.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year on Dec. 1 at A’bulae in St. Paul.
For 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.
A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.
A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Hussein Samatar, the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, who passed away over the weekend after a long struggle with leukemia.
A Minneapolis school board member who was celebrated for breaking barriers has passed away. Hussein Samatar died Sunday at the age of 45 from complications with his battle with leukemia.
A St. Louis Park teenager who died after a battle with leukemia is being remembered in a very special way. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Keller was a stand-out high school baseball player and was offered a scholarship to Southwest Minnesota State University. But before he could go to college, he was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away last summe
In 2010, Gophers wide receiver Connor Cosgrove was diagnosed with leukemia. It was a diagnosis that changed his life, but in a way that he’s working hard to make is for the better.
An Eden Prairie family is asking for the gift of health this holiday, after both parents started treatment for cancer on the same day.
Golden Gophers football team players are showing support of teammate Connor Cosgrove by joining him in shaving their heads Monday — raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.
The coincidence of the date was too good to pass up. Justin Grimm of St. Louis Park signed up to participate in “The Big Climb,” a fundraising effort for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Minnesota.
Eight months ago, a former Minnesota Gopher athlete got the shock of his life. Rob Smith learned he has an aggressive cancer.
He was set to go to college last fall and play baseball, but leukemia changed that. Now, an 18-year-old man is part of the first-of-its-kind treatment that may allow him to fulfill his dream.
A potential shortage of medication intended for children with Leukemia has apparently been averted.
Looking out for your younger sister or brother is a natural thing. But a Cottage Grove girl did something that made life a whole lot easier for her younger sister.
Expectations are high at Eden Prairie and results follow. Last year the team played in the state championship. Two years ago, they won it. They don’t really need extra motivation, but this year they have it. It comes from a football player who can’t take the field this year, but everyone knows and respects #99.