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From the time we met our very first recipient, we’ve been in awe of the women’s courage and strength. Many of them not only face the daily struggles of their cancer, enduring physical discomfort, ongoing doctors’ appointments and relentless treatments, but some lack the support system that others are fortunate in having. Their stories are uniquely different and beautifully inspiring, and we are better people for having known them.

  • Carrie Tyler

    Carrie Tyler

    As a financial sponsor,The Foster & Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust, made it possible for Carrie Tyler to come home to…

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  • Mariah Barret

    Mariah Barret

    Ia. Bariatrics – Dr. Kyle & Phyllis VerSteeg, gave Mariah Barret of Mason City the gift of a lifetime. Their…

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  • Kathy Baxter

    Kathy Baxter

    My Happy Haven traveled to Plymouth to give Kathy Baxter a bedroom makeover. Buddies for Boobies is making the makeover…

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  • Colleen Reeves

    Colleen Reeves

    Colleen Reeves of Mason City has spent most of her life giving to others. Her daughter-in-law, Lori, thought she deserved…

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  • Jadyn Dickes

    Jadyn Dickes

    Jadyn Dickes is 25 years old and married to Colby Dickes together they have two children Corbin age 3 and…

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  • Kathy Larsen

    Kathy Larsen

    In September 2017, I was scheduled to have my second ablation for atrial fibrillation. A Chest CT scan was ordered…

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  • Joni TerHark

    Joni TerHark

    I’m Joni TerHark and I am 42 years old. I live in Mason City with my husband of 18 years,…

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  • Theresa Grein

    Theresa Grein

    My Happy Haven had the pleasure of traveling to Osage to meet our newest bedroom recipient, Theresa Grein. Theresa was…

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  • Deanna Christopherson

    Deanna Christopherson

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2008. I had a 2 cm mass on my right breast…

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  • Jean O’Neil

    Jean O’Neil

    On March 1st, 2017 I found a lump on my neck while I was at work. I saw my doctor…

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  • Katie Blackdeer

    Katie Blackdeer

    My name is Katie Blackdeer and I’m 30 years old. I grew up on a farm in rural Floyd, IA.…

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  • Karen Ringleb

    Karen Ringleb

    I’m Karen Ringleb and I’m 49 years old. I live in Hampton and have been married to my best friend,…

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