March 31, 2008
Leukemia and lymphoma support John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, sponsors a support group for patients and families affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS or myeloma. Call 301-665-4650. Al-Anon/Alateen family groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626.
February 28, 2007
GAPLAND - Susannah Willems is the picture of health. She has a full head of wavy blond hair and is, her mom says, at almost 4 feet, 8 inches, the tallest student in the third grade at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. "It's amazing. Thank God. If you look at her, you'd never know all she's been through," her mother Christina Willems said. Until a year and a half ago, Susannah was battling for her life. The enemy was the acute lymphoblast leukemia, diagnosed in 2001. The cancer attacked her bone marrow, leaving her unable to fight infection.
January 23, 1999
When asked if he remembered when he was first called to the ministry, Lorne Digges has no trouble. "I was 4 years old, and I was diagnosed with leukemia," the 24-year-old Keedysville man said. Digges and his family struggled through a year of this horrible diagnosis, hoping for the best but expecting the worst. "Then one day we met with the doctor and he said the leukemia just went away," Digges said. "He said he couldn't figure out where the disease went. " It was then that Digges said he first knew that God had a plan for his life.
November 20, 2008
Richard S. Roberts, 70 JUNE 25, 1938-NOV. 18, 2008 Richard S. (Dick) Roberts, 70, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at a local hospital after a long illness. Born June 25, 1938, in Massachusetts, he was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ramah Roberts; and a sister, Edith Roberts. Richard was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a master carpenter, and he was well-known for his superior workmanship throughout this area.