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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cokie Roberts, a National Voice With a Presence in Montgomery

The loss of trailblazing journalist Cokie Roberts is certainly felt in Montgomery County. She may have been born in Louisiana, and both parents served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lived in the county for more 67 years. In 1960, she graduated from the all-girls Catholic school Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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July 31, 2019 | Ambika Narula

Remembering Blair Student, Amaris Arias

Amaris Arias, 15, died last week after a seven-year battle with kidney cancer. She was diagnosed at 8 years old. Loved ones described her as a “wonderful big sister and helpful daughter,” who loved basketball and music. In a letter to the Blair community families, Principal Renay Johnson wrote, “Amaris was a Blazer and we […]

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April 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Kephart Reveals Why He Kept Cancer Diagnosis Quiet

Kreg Kephart spent more than three decades roaming the sidelines as a football coach and teaching social studies at Gaithersburg High School. He was one of the last of the “old guard” football coaches in Montgomery County. Two weeks ago he suddenly announced his retirement. It was only days later that he revealed to MCM […]

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April 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Recently Retired Gaithersburg Football Coach Kephart Being Treated for Cancer

A week ago, longtime Gaithersburg High School head football coach Kreg Kephart announced that he was retiring after 36 years of coaching, 19 as head coach of the Trojans. The announcement was met was an outpouring of love and respect from many in the community whose lives he touched. Today, Kephart revealed to MCM that […]

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August 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Announces He Has Cancer

Congressional candidate David Trone said Monday he has cancer and will have a kidney removed. “I am confident I will make a full recovery,” said Trone, who is also a co-owner of Total Wine. Trone, a Potomac Democrat, is seeking the 6th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. John Delaney, another Potomac Democrat. Delaney […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Announces Victory Over Cancer for a Second Time

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan posted a selfie on Twitter early Wednesday following a procedure he had over the weekend to remove a form of skin cancer. In his tweet, he stated “Larry-2, Cancer-0.” Back in 2015, Hogan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Larry – 2 Cancer – 0 pic.twitter.com/jeA6g8jsFy — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) February 7, […]

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January 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Luke’s Squad: What I Have Learned from a Childhood Hero

Allow me a moment of your time to deter from my normal blog material to shed light and bring awareness to DIPG. What’s DIPG? I’ll get to that. But first a short background on why I feel it is important to shed some light on why DIPG and how this particular story is touching my heart. […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Send Their Thoughts and Prayers to Sen. John McCain

Local leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers to Sen. John McCain, Republican, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “You have overcome tough battles before,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen on Twitter. “Cancer just picked the wrong guy to mess with,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a Facebook post. “Wishing rapid recovery […]

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March 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Nonprofit is Celebrating 10 Years of Free Cancer Support for the Community (VIDEO)

Hope Connections for Cancer Support, a nonprofit in Bethesda, is celebrating 10 years of free services for cancer patients and their caregivers. “More than anything else, Hope Connections is a community of support,” Paula Rothenburg, president, Hope Connections for Cancer Support said. After she losing her dad to cancer and facing the lack of resources […]

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

The Children’s Inn Makes a Difference for Many (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is home to many top-notched hospitals and medical facilities. There is one in Bethesda that is in a league of its own. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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