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Kansas City is full of people working to improve their community through health education. Read their stories here. 

Marcus was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2019, when he was just 28-years-old. In April 2021, he was introduced to Verda's Place. 

Allen was working as a middle school family advocate and had a medical emergency that was thought to be a stroke.

As a young girl, Haley Fuller found a home in an unusual place - the hospital.

A year after her cancer diagnosis, Jacqueline arrived for treatment without her hat from Verda’s Place for the first time.

Schlonda was diagnosed with breast cancer and received support from Verda's Place during treatments.