Survivor Videos

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UVa head coach Debbie Ryan
Survivor Stories
March 20, 2019 • 1 Min

Stay in the Moment

Debbie Ryan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. The now-retired basketball coach applied her coaching philosophy to her treatment.

Steve Merlin, long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, standing in a meadow with the mountains in the background
Survivor Stories
February 22, 2019 • 1 Min

Plenty to Live For

Steven was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2012. Now a long-term survivor, he asked himself “What do I have to live for?” There was plenty.

Pancreatic cancer researcher Dannielle Engle
Survivor Stories
January 16, 2019 • 1 Min

Hope on the Horizon

In this Survivors Series—Year Two video, meet the doctors and researchers working to find new treatments and early screening tests for pancreatic cancer.

Long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer Steve Merlin on a boardwalk taking photos.
Survivor Stories
December 13, 2018 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Two

Meet more long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer, as well as the doctors and researchers who are working tirelessly to create new and better treatment options.

Roberta and Vic Luna in shades of purple, with other people behind them.
Survivor Stories
October 25, 2018 • 1 Min

Just Continue to Fight

Roberta Luna has been fighting pancreatic cancer for 15 years. She lost both her parents, her uncle, and her grandmother to the disease but she keeps on fighting.

Lee Ringuette and his wife in a boat fishing on a lake
Survivor Stories
October 2, 2018 • 1 Min

There Is Hope for Everyone

Lee Ringuette is a 17-year pancreatic cancer survivor who changed doctors, underwent two surgeries, and grueling chemotherapy.

Anne Seagren and her husband in their kitchen
Survivor Stories
August 23, 2018 • 1 Min

Don’t Believe the Odds

Anne Seagren is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy shrank her tumor and made her eligible for a Whipple procedure.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Jose Lucero and his white horse
Survivor Stories
July 20, 2018 • 1 Min

One More Day

Jose Lucero is a six-year pancreatic cancer survivor. Despite an initial prognosis of one year to live, he went for a second opinion, which saved his life.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Laurie MacCaskill
Survivor Stories
June 20, 2018 • 1 Min

Living is Getting Back Up

Laurie MacCaskill is an 11-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Her doctor put her on a personalized treatment plan, and she stayed as positive as possible.

Marc Binder, a pancreatic cancer survivor, and his wife sit in red Adirondack chairs overlooking water and more land
Survivor Stories
May 16, 2018 • 1 Min

As Each Day Goes By

Marc is living with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He knows he is never going to be cancer free, but he wakes up every morning knowing he has another day to live.

Yolanda L. Jackson
Survivor Stories
April 17, 2018 • 1 Min

Yolanda L. Jackson’s Story

Yolanda L. Jackson is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. She worked throughout her treatment, despite side effects, and is now living her life with a “new normal.”

Marisa Harris long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer
Survivor Stories
March 15, 2018 • 1 Min

Reimagining the Possible: A 20-Year Survivor of Pancreatic Cancer

Marisa is a 20-year survivor of stage IV pancreatic cancer as of Spring 2018. She focused on those who defied the odds, and now she is thriving.

Nancy Nebenzahl, a long-term pancreatic cancer survivor
Survivor Stories
February 18, 2018 • 1 Min

Finding Your Own Hope: A Seven-Year Survivor of Pancreatic Cancer

Nancy is a 7-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Watch the video to hear what she says about battling pancreatic cancer and being a long-term survivor.

Marisa Harris, a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, is seated by a window, with orchids in the background
Survivor Stories
January 18, 2018 • 1 Min

Introducing Long-Term Survivors of Pancreatic Cancer

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer introduces a new series of videos, featuring long-term survivors of the disease. Hear their stories in their own words.