Charysse Hesse was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend to many. On Monday, October 13, 2014, she breathed her last and passed away after a ten-plus year battle with brain cancer. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

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1610, 2014


Charysse Kristine Hesse July 22, 1977—October 13, 2014 Charysse Hesse, 37, of Jefferson died Monday at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.  Born in Portland to Michael and Kristina (McAlmond) Chowning, Charysse was raised in Bend and graduated from Bend High School in 1995.  She attended Linfield College for two years and then graduated [...]

1803, 2012

To God Be the Glory!

I will mention first, because I'm sure that is why most of you are here, that God has once again performed the miraculous!  My tumor has decreased in size and is showing signs of becoming less aggressive in a couple of locations since the last scan in December.  This is [...]

901, 2012


The holidays have come and gone and we're pushing into January!  I'm so glad!  It's been a great past couple of months, but it's been an emotional time.  I've been doing a lot of reflecting on where we were a year ago at this time and with that has come [...]

3010, 2011

Signed, sealed and delivered 2 times. UCLA finally chimes in…

Half of my cancer battle is fighting the cancer.  The other half, it seems, is getting my scans down to UCLA for them to review and tell me their recommendations! I recently had my 3 month follow up scan on October 6th.  We found out the results from the local [...]

310, 2011

More Fingerprints

One thing that is so nice about having cancer during this day and age is the internet.  You can find easily find information, valuable resources and network with other people that relate with what you are going through.  I love (and hate) reading people's blogs that are dealing with my [...]

3004, 2011

Another roller coaster ride

I was watching a movie with Tyler the other night.  I was on the laptop and only half paying attention to what the movie was really about, but I glanced over and noticed that he was crying.  I asked him what was wrong and it took about one second for [...]