Sue Schroder

Like so many, Sue Schroder was an innocent bystander when she was hit by the truck of a cancer diagnosis in November 2009. At the same time she was leaving a career as a journalist that spanned more than 30 years at The Grand Rapids Press, Sue was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Now in remission, she explores the uncharted territory of living with cancer as a columnist. She stays busy writing, strengthening her French, and improving her Play-Doh skills during trips to Chicago while on active Nana duty.

Posts from Sue Schroder

Patient Story

‘Every day is a gift’

After her cancer diagnosis, Kim Tuzzolino discovers the secret to life and happiness.

Patient Story

Cancer survivor dreams of helping sick kids be kids

'The way you live a life bigger than you imagine is when you realize that life isn’t about yourself. It’s about how we can create something together.'

Patient Story

Cancer: A life-changing diagnosis

'I needed to prove to myself this was not going to stop me.'

Patient Story

‘A miraculous response’

Don Hendrickson shares how he beat the odds with a targeted strike that kicked his kidney cancer to the curb.

Patient Story

Honorable slam-dunks cancer

'If you know something’s not right, hiding won’t do you any favors.'