IN THE NEWS...
Mural at Trinity United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids from Jason Kristufek on Vimeo.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2007, we received a phone call. This call was from our friend Shawn. We were informed that he went to the doctor to check out a chronic stomach-ache. This was no typical ache, though. After a battery of tests, Shawn was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. On Thursday, May 3rd, the doctors at Mercy Hospital here in Cedar Rapids put Shawn under the knife to remove the cancerous section of his colon. He came out hopeful and positive that all of the cancer was removed. We wouldn't know until the following Monday whether or not all of the cancer was gone. Monday came, and so did the news of Shawn's condition.
That very next Wednesday we were excited to have Shawn present at our event to help announce that he had been deemed "Cancer-free". At C.C.G., we wish to express our excitement and relief over such a positive outcome to such a heart-wrenching week.
Congratulations, Shawn. We could not have gone this far without you and all you brought to C.C.G.
In the summer of 2006, we were contacted by the Cedar Rapids Gazette. They were looking for extraordinary youth to write weekly features about. On July 15, George's story was made known to all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Click on the photo above to read a scan of the article. Thank you to Carly Weber for recognizing remarkable youth in our community.