Families Against Cancer & Toxics
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Jessica is held by her mother Kelley.
Profiled in Cancer Wars. Jessica's half-sister was also diagnosed with AML, a rare form of leukemia. Jessica's father Dale Durkit died of AML leukemia on March 11, 2007. article about Dale
Annastacia and Matt. The Warneke family moved from Sierra Vista AZ to Fallon NV, and for a time were excluded from being counted in either cluster. Profiled in For the Kids. Matt wrote a criticism of the Fallon investigation, entitled FARCE!.
In loving memory of Susan Taylor, who fought valiantly.
12-year-old and her family face leukemia battle
Susan's obituary Sierra Vista Herald, 9/4/2004.
MJ's Caring Bridge site
New case raises questions, no easy answers Sierra Vista Herald, 10/30/2003.
Some of the children of other FACT members
Sonya's leukemia is in remission and she is doing well. Her mother Tricia was the whistleblower for the Sierra Vista leukemia cluster. This photo was taken by Sonya's sister Jessica, who has written about having a sibling with cancer.
Linus's leukemia is in remission and he is doing well. Linus's mother Terry Nordbrock is the Executive Director of FACT. Interview, Tucson Weekly. Trust for America's Health 's profile.
Julee lost her fight to Ewing's sarcoma on Easter Day, 2004.
Teen a true testament to spirit AZ Star, 11/16/2003.
Children of Fallon, NV
Stephanie Sands died of leukemia in 2001. Her young son Ewan was being raised by her father Floyd Sands until his death of brain cancer in May 2009. Floyd Sands has been a powerful voice about the need for improvements in disease cluster response. Floyd was President of Families In Search of Truth (FIST) and a founder of The National Disease Clusters Alliance.
Richard Jernee, father of 10-year-old Adam Jernee, displays a photograph of his son, who died June 3, 2001.