December 2019 Volunteers Cheri & Henry Coleman in the spotlight

Facts About Cheri & Henry:


Henry is a native of the Lowcountry who spent his childhood in the Old Village. Cheri is also a native, growing up west of the Ashley. She and Henry met by happenstance when she was spending time one weekend with her cousin, who lived in Mt. Pleasant and happened to be a friend of Henry’s. They were both 16 at the time and have been together ever since. They were married in 1972 at St. Andrew’s Church, where Henry has been a member all his life. Cheri and Henry both worked for the U.S. government. Cheri worked in accounting while Henry worked in the Department of the Navy, testing the safety of submarines following repair work. Henry also served in the Air Force Reserve for 21 years and his missions included Panama and Desert Storm. They are now both retired. Henry has discovered a passion for repairing antique automobiles and Cheri loves taking care of their two pups. They have both been involved in various ministries at St. Andrew’s throughout the years and are currently active in a Life Group there that is very dear to them.

Diagnoses & Treatments:

In 2009, Cheri and Henry were each diagnosed with different forms of cancer. Henry was diagnosed first with prostate cancer. He had surgery for the cancer at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Two weeks after Henry’s diagnosis, Cheri was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy followed by radiation. In 2013, Cheri was diagnosed with a different type of breast cancer in the opposite breast. She had a double mastectomy in December 2013.

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Meet Charlie Kroeger CanCare Charleston's August 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

Where are you from originally and what brought you to the low country?


I was born in St. Louis Missouri, and lived in Toronto Ontario, Amherst New Hampshire, and Cincinnati Ohio before moving to the Low Country. While in Cincinnati, I was CEO of a company that was acquired by another; shortly thereafter, I was free of the corporate world and my wife had a lot of history in Charleston…so we ended up moving here and are very happy that we did. Read more >

Meet Jim Johnston CanCare Charleston July 2019 Featured Volunteer

Meet Jim, one of our first volunteers

Jim Johnston was a volunteer in the first CanCare training class in March 2018. Jim’s journey through his cancer diagnosis and treatment was not one for the “faint of heart.” I recently had the opportunity to interview Jim. He doesn’t really think of himself as being extraordinary. But, when you hear his story, I think you’ll agree with me, that there’s not a better word to describe this man and the fight he waged against an incredibly formidable opponent.

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