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With a cancer-free declaration from Doc Kahl, we are exploring life after cancer and counting the many miracles in our lives.


We are filled with gratitude. Tom was declared cancer-free from brain cancer just days after Ellen started an awesome job as sr. vice president of corporate communication at WPS. Tom is still disabled by the headaches and fixing golf clubs in the basement until he can get back to the courses. Kait is a nanny after teaching at La Petite Academy in Sun Prairie, and Maura works as a data analyst in Chicago.

2012 was an action packed year. We even got to travel a bit. We are very blessed. 

We are very proud of everyone for surviving.

The journal is searchable using your control F function. We hope this website is useful for family and friends. Fellow cancer patients can search for tips on hospitalizations, magic mouth wash, Vanicream, nausea and other words to get tips.

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Ellen Foley posted a new journal entry, "The Foley Fun Quotient".

As a Mother's Day gift to myself, I took a few days off from work with the thought that I would refocus on Tom and let my very engaging and challenging job drift away for ... Read more

Donna Beestman signed Tom's Guestbook.

Hello Ellen and Tom -Loved your Mother's Day reflections! Our love to you both,Donna & George Read more

Steve Lesgold signed Tom's Guestbook.

Tom & Ellen:I never new this page existed!  Just happened across it. It's really inspirational. So glad to be your friend. Steve Read more

Dean Long signed Tom's Guestbook.

Tom, you have made such strides over the past year.....well, for 5 years plus!  Jeannie and I miss you both.  Please do come down to visit in early April during the ... Read more

Pam and Gill Godwin signed Tom's Guestbook.

Wonderful update, Ellen!  You Foley's are amazing and inspirational.  All the best to you in 2014!   Read more

Ellen Foley posted a new journal entry, "Happy New Year".

A Happier New Year?How can you top 2013!We have greeted every “Happy New Year” from any one offering even a robotic snippet of good cheer with abundant enthusiasm in ... Read more

Al Kaminski signed Tom's Guestbook.

Tom good to see you are doing well.Please contact me.Your old golfing partner Al Kaminski Read more

Ellen Foley posted a new journal entry, "Latest scan".

Scan for the deaf ear is clean. Thank god. Read more

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