Message from our Founder

Has your life ever dramatically changed due to a life-threatening diagnosis or debilitating injury or maybe you are the family, parent, sibling or friend of someone who is currently affected? If so, do you sometimes feel like you are powerless? ...like you are all alone and no one can relate? or offer the support you need? You are not alone, I can relate, each of my family members, friends and many more can too. We understand your feelings and our hearts goes out to you. We are here to assist in any step of the process.

The truth is, there are more (Hospital Alumni) cancer survivors then ever before, thanks to medicine and efforts of other valuable non-profits. There are many of us who have experienced a traumatic event or are close to someone who is and we have all felt alone and misunderstood at one point, as a defense mechanism we usually resist telling others about our feelings and thoughts. I purposefully never talked about my experience for over 10 years because I didn't like the pity I received, all I wanted was answers and recognition. My relationships suffered due to these feeling and lack of communication, but as I express myself the stronger I re-establish the bonds with my family and friends.
 
Facing our feelings and communicating with others who have "walked through our shoes" gives us power over depression, anxiety and the courage live our lives to the fullest once again. The more we share our experiences with other individuals like ourselves...we become less fearful, find strength in unity, gain empathic understanding, and appreciation for our lives even during our most difficult struggles.


- Dennis WG Kolb -
 
      
      We refer to all survivors as Hospital Alumni.  Just because they experience a traumatic event does not mean that is who they are.  Rather it is more like an education...a diploma earned in life.  After this diploma is earned...we can all be empowered to regain our passions, dreams and aspirations.
 

Even though Dennis faced many tragedies along his journey, he says "every tragedy is a gift, every coin has a flip side, every dark cloud has a silver-lining" He also emphasizes that, "it is not what happens to you that makes you who you are, it is how you perceive and handle the situation at hand."

He believes that the trials he faced and the triumphs he made, enabled him to use his abilities and experiences to bring forth a new awareness. He is now spreading his message across multiple platforms...including writing, speaking, and serving as a daily example of how to Rise Beyond any previous Dream.
 

"Rise Beyond Dreams" was created by Dennis, while he was laying in the hospital bed hearing the doctors tell him that his life may never be the same...after the drs left he told his family, "the doctor is right...in order to overcome this I must create a future better then my current one, I must rise beyond my dreams."

Check out his Best Selling book, "Mission Unstoppable".