Saving Grace: A Coast Guard family’s battle against AT/RT

At eight-months-old, Grace Skuches fights a battle against a rare brain tumor. With the support of the Coast Guard standing strong behind her, Grace’s family is ever hopeful and devoted in faith that they will get through this trying time.

‘Zaching’ aboard Munro

Zach Lederer was 18 when he stared defiantly at a camera and flexed his muscles. The pose, so common in weight rooms and sporting complexes, was a rare sight where he sat – a hospital bed. Lederer, diagnosed with brain cancer for the second time in his life, had just undergone brain surgery in January 2012. Doctors were able to remove part of a cancerous tumor and just an hour out of surgery he wanted to show strength. The single image has inspired thousands around the world. Of those thousands was the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro.

A battle to the soccer field

Marik Tucker and his family transferred from Louisiana to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., when his family learned that he had a rare bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. Ten months later, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team in New London, Conn., “adopted” Marik after contacting Kelli through Team Impact, a program that matches sick kids with college athletic teams to provide a diversion from their medical realities and cultivate relationships.

Shipmate of the Week – Alena Deveau

At only 17, Alena Deveau has traveled to all but one U.S. state. What motivated her to travel across the country? Well it wasn’t necessarily a motivation but a way of life. The way of life for a military child. […]

GMC Tom Morrison at the game

GMC Tom Morrison – Hope in the Journey

This is an excerpt from a feature story written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. To read the entire story, click here. As the train approaches the station in Slidell, La., it is obvious how large it is, […]

Guardians of the Week – The Udland Family

Heroism takes many forms. This week’s Guardians of the Week are heroes not for their bravery and sacrifice on the battlefield but for their exceptional dedication and service to the community. BM1 Aaron Udland from Station Juneau, his wife Shannon, […]