Wall of Hope

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Kansas City Cancer Center have come together with the hope of ending cancer. We invite you to share what hope means to you -- whether you’re a cancer patient, a loved one or a caregiver.

Tell us what hope means to you. Your message will appear here to help others on a cancer journey.


"I hope that my cousins will get to see me more and my family too."

A'Brianna
Kansas City

"Cancer causes fear. The only thing stronger than fear is hope."

Janet
Independence, Missouri

"Dear Friend, Be hopeful and positive. Spend time with good friends and family. Accept help whenever you are offered. Reach out. Ask for help whenever you need it. Don't get upset when someone can't help you, but share your feelings without getting upset."

Ranela
Olathe, Kansas

"Hope means seeing my grandkids graduate. And knowing my son, that is cripple, is taken care of. It means quiet walks through my neighborhood with my husband holding my hand."

LaVada
Kansas City

"Hope is the cornerstone of my foundation. Everything is build upon it. It is planted in my faith in God who promises that all things are possible to those who believe and hope."

Lori
Overland Park, Kansas

"Hope is knowing my grandmother and mother both beat breast cancer. My grandmother was 60 when diagnosed and lived to be 91 years old! Hope is part of taking care of yourself and allowing others to help you. God Bless."

Kathryn
Freeman, Missouri

"Hope to me means living life free of disease and being able to fulfill your dream of watching your children and grandchildren grow."

Carla
Holt, Missouri

"Hope means getting back to the fabulous "very-ordinary days" that everyone takes for granted. An ordinary day with no worries, and just peace in your heart. Days when you can relax and enjoy each moment."

Miriam
Leawood, Kansas

"H-aving O-thers P-ray E-veryday for you! Gives me hope!"

Courtney
Marysville, Missouri

"Hope means that I have cancer, but cancer does not have me. It means that I am doggedly determined everyday to get up, be grateful, and walk out of TPLL one day at a time."

JoDell
Bonner Springs, Kansas

"Hope means never giving into the cancer in your body, my partner Bruce has survived 3 times and 2 stem cell transplants and is now 5 years out and doing great, no signs of cancer."

Kirk
Kansas City

"Hope means I will spend each of my days doing what makes other people happy and in turn myself. I hope for life."

Mary
Westwood, Kansas

"Hope means that one day they will find a sure cure for all cancers."

Anonymous

"Hope is believing in something I can't see or feel yet. Like my last bone marrow biopsy at year 5 - which happened today! It is finished!"

Teresa
Hays, Kansas

"Hope to me means surviving one more day. Being able to thank God for my friends and family."

Tia
Kansas City

"My hope is to survive my cancer with minimal sickness as soon as possible so that I may be here for my son and wonderful grandson."

Becky
DeSoto, Kansas

"Hope means my mom will see me graduate high school in a few months."

Kennedy
Overland Park, Kansas

"Hope is comfort and peace. Hope gives you something to hold onto."

Christy
Great Bend, Kansas

"I found out recently that I am a match for my brother to donate marrow. This is truly an honor to help him continue his journey through life. When he was first admitted to the University of Kansas Cancer Center for his leukemia I wrote on his board: Be the steward of your own ship."

Mary
Kansas City

"Hope is comfort and peace. Hope gives you something to hold onto."

Christy
Great Bend, Kansas

"Keeping the faith and don't give up. You can give out, but never up. God Bless. Keep the faith."

Mary
Kansas City

"I will get another day to enjoy the beautiful sunshine during the day and sparkling stars and moon at night."

Anonymous

"Hope means never giving up and embrace the ones around you in tough times.."

Anonymous

"I am the wife of David Shine Jr. he is taking lung cancer treatment, I want to say that his treatment has been good so far. I am a 8 year breast cancer survivor. The both of us will continue to pray for cancer pantients and families and to also see if they could come up with more help!"

Michelle
Kansas

"Once you choose hope anything is possible: Hope to see my nieces and nephews marry and start their families."

Debbie
Kansas City

"Hope to me means having faith and never giving up. You never know what God has in store for you!"

Mesa
Chetopa, Kansas

"The University of Kansas Cancer Center has deepened my connection with hope and trust. Over time, as they and my wife Lila moved through and beyond her cancer, my trust grew and my hope soared. Trusting and hoping pushed despair further and further away."

Frank
Kansas City

"Hope is positive energy from caring individuals who treat you with respect and kindness."

Lynn
Leavenworth, Kansas

"Think good thoughts. Meditate, eat organic. Take care of yourself. I have a friend who was stage 3B. She is 10+ years out and doing great."

Deb
Kansas City

"Hope- that someday very soon a cure, or better yet, prevention of breast cancer will be found. Answers are found every day and I know HOPE is working!"

Penny
Lee's Summit, Missouri

"One year post-treatment for throat/neck cancer and I'm a new person. I'm enjoying life and taking on its challenges! So glad to the caring staff of KC Cancer Center were here to help me through it!"

Phyllis
Merriam, Kansas

"You can do this! Think of tomorrow and many more days to come! Plan a party! "

Shirley
Leavenworth, Kansas

"Hang in there. Do what your doctor tells you. Let your family and friends take care of you but most of all keep a positive attitude and God will see you through this."

Debra
Kansas City, Kansas

"Hope is having the strength to say 'I can beat this' and doing your best. Hope is believing in yourself and your doctor. God bless and good luck. One love one goal."

Debra
Kansas City, Kansas

"Be strong, live long. It's just a condition you're managing. Be strong, live long. A body is constantly changing. Be strong, live long, and don't let cancer ruin your life!"

Jim
Kansas City, Kansas

"Hope is faith that there is something greater than what is seen or known. "

Grace
Kansas City

"Cancer can't win the battle when love, laughter and friends are on your side. "

Nikki
Basehor, Missouri

"Hope is trust and positive thoughts. I hope for good results through endurance and patience. "

Dorothy
Kansas City

"I hope my dreams come true to be a dentist; I am five years old."

D’Marcus
Kansas City

"To any and everyone who are facing the challenge of having cancer: Don’t give up. I’ve been there! My faith in God brought me through. I encourage you to take one day, one treatment, one visit and one bad situation at a time! Have faith!"

Joyce
Kansas City

"I have hope of sharing my life with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren."

Essie
Kansas City, Kansas

"Knowing that God is Love."

Heather
Kansas

"I hope I get to live my life until I’m over 80, that’s what hope is to me!"

Ta'vona
Kansas City

"Hope is God’s promise that He shall renew our strength. Hope means that wonderful things are still possible and there are greater things beyond our belief still to come."

Grace
Kansas City, Kansas

"Hope means beating this disease and others also fighting and beating it. Mostly hope means seeing my 15-year-old son graduate from high school, then college. Hope means courage!"

Debra
Kansas City, Kansas

"Hope is in God. His plans for each of us make us strong, and others gain strength through our hope."

Virginia
Independence, Missouri

"My hope is for a tobacco-free world where millions of lives will be spared each year from lung cancer"

Laura
East Hartford, Connecticut

"With God, all things are possible. Just pray for strength to face whatever and take it one day at a time."

Teresa
Independence, Missouri

"Caring, Tolerance and Patience"

Kelly and Scott
Kansas City

"May God bless you and bless us and each other."

Leah
Kansas City

"Kudos to KU for their treatment of prostate cancer! You are helping a dear friend...that is HOPE!"

Sonya
Kansas City

"May God bless you and keep you feeling good and knowing there are people out here who care for you and want you to keep going on with life and enjoy it as long as you have it."

Lovine
Tulsa, Oklahoma

"Hope: Today is our 26th wedding anniversary ❤ and hope means making it to our 50th wedding anniversary."

Chris
Odessa, Missouri

"Hope is seeing my daughter grow up! Hope is knowing I am doing everything I can do to live. Hope is changing my families’ history of breast cancer."

Lori
Olathe, Kansas

"Hope: Gosh, that’s a huge word to me now. Hope means I’m still on the right side of the dirt. It means I live to wake up to another day with my loving husband of 26 years and kisses and hugs from my sons and grandkids -- oh, and new puppy I named Journey : ) Remember Christ is the ‘Big C’ and cancer is the ‘li’l c.’"

Debbie
Odessa, Missouri

"Hope is everything."

Kathy

"Hope is ending the pain for those with cancer and their families caring for them. No more pain, sadness. With God's help, perhaps He will take it away. "

Joyce
Lee's Summit, Missouri

"Keep hope alive."

Jon

"Hope means I'll get to see my grandkids grow up."

Julie
Kansas

"Hope means focusing on the future despite the trials of the present."

Michelle
Kansas City, Missouri

"I will journey through life with hope and dreams. It is better than merely arriving at my destination."

Mike
Overland Park, Kansas

"Cure all!"

Margaret

"Hope means I could see next year, or next decade"

Jay
Kansas City, Missouri

"Let's all find a cure!"

Mark

"I think of hope as my constant companion. As long as I have hope, I'm never alone."

Sarah
Blue Springs, Missouri

"Hope means that I get to keep swingin' for the fences."

Crystal
Shawnee, Kansas

"May the spirit of hope be with you always."

Kim

"Hope means my husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary."

May

"Hope is alive in KC."

Mary

"Hope is the energy of my life, whatever my health, whatever my condition."

Alan
Overland Park, Kansas

"Hope means a whole lot more wishbones and falling stars and love-me-love-me-nots."

Carrington
Kansas City, Missouri

"Celebrate Hope."

Kayla

"My hope begins in the dark, in the morning before I rise. It is stubborn and unyielding. Hope is my nagging but lovable sister who never leaves my side."

Peggy
Prairie Village, Kansas


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