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Cora’s Story

We have Cora's benefit account at Citizens First State Bank P.O. Box 579 105 N Main Walnut Illinois 61376
Thank you! The Peters family

well it all began this summer with a lump on the butt.  we started seeing a chiropractor and when we didn't get any better we went to an orthopedic doctor who said it was an si injury and to start physical therapy. we did and the therapist after a few weeks said it just wasn't feeling like muscle so we did an mri and that is when we found IT. that is when they referred us to OSF. Dr. Sauder (her diabetes doctor) was able to get us in to see Dr. Al ( her oncologist) and we did some more test and saw a surgeon and on Wednesday the 25 of November 2009 Cora had her first surgery. she was going to have a port put in and a biopsy of the lump and a bone marrow test but she started to bleed and so they had to only do the biopsy.  she was very sick..  well on Tuesday December 1st Cora went in for her second surgery where they put in her port and did the bone marrow test and also had to go in and biopsy the lung. it was a few days after that when we found out Cora had synovial sarcoma and she would undergo chemo radiation and then another surgery. on DEC 5th. Cora had her first chemo. please follow our journey and sign our guestbook( we look forward to these). we will continue to praise Jesus and trust him in this trial in our family's life. 

Latest Journal Update


Cora G Peters, age 18, of Walnut, passed Monday December 30th, 2013 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Cora was born on August 10th, 1995 in Princeton, Illinois the daughter of David and Karen (Harm) Peters. She was a senior at Bureau Valley School where she was the 2013 Homecoming Queen. Cora's contagious smile and feisty attitude encouraged so many. Cora was very active with the Dax Locke Foundation and was a spokeswoman for childhood cancer research.

 She is survived by her parents David and Karen Peters of Walnut, Illinois; one sister Dorian Peters of Walnut, Illinois; two brothers Joseph Peters and Jonathon Peters both of Walnut, Illinois; her paternal grandfather William J. Peters of Hannibal, Missouri; her maternal step grandfather Tom Lippincott of Kinderhook, Illinois and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was proceeded in death by her maternal grandparents and maternal grandmother.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Bureau Valley High School Auditorium. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday January 4, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Bureau Valley High School with the Rev. Eldon Cook, pastor of the Walnut Community Bible church, officiating. Private graveside service will be on Sunday in Walnut Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Dax Locke Foundation and Cora's Benefit in lieu of flowers. Arrangements have been completed by Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Condolences may be sent to: www. 
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Susie Merritt-Clinesmith
By Susie Merritt-Clinesmith
I am so sorry for your loss. I will never understand why the young get cancer. So awful sad.