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UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

UI student talks life after losing mother to breast cancer

November 3, 2014

Nicole Crifase remembers sitting in the bathtub, clutching her knees and trying to comprehend what had just happened. It was March 27, 2005, and her mother, Darcie Crifase, had just lost her battle against breast cancer. To the senior in LAS, life without her mother seemed completely unfathomable.  Wi...

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

By Raymond Sobczak

April 7, 2014

Waking up on Feb. 15 for Zach Miller, sophomore in Business, should have been like any other day — get up, shower and head to class. After class, he was supposed to go to a meeting, but instead, he received a text message from his 17-year-old brother Caleb.  “The doctors here think I have Leukemi...