The Orion

Student dies after 2-year cancer battle

Chico State freshman student, Savana Bowers, died Oct. 29. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Christine Lee

November 6, 2014

Chico State freshman, Savana Bowers, passed away Oct. 29 from cancer.Bowers withdrew from school in September for medical reasons, according to a campus wide press release. She was 18 and fought cancer for two years. She had two brain surgeries and multiple treatments. Bowers graduated from Lodi Hig...

Baseball alumnus nears goal to pay chemo treatment

Aaron Demuth, center, with wife Lindsey and son Mason. Photo courtesy of the Demuth family

Enrique Raymundo

November 5, 2014

Hundreds of people across the state and country have joined forces to help a Chico State baseball alumnus pay for chemotherapy and other medical procedures.Aaron Demuth, 29, has neuroendocrine cancer, an uncommon cancer that afflicts 35 per 100,000 people, according to a study about carcinoid tumors. His family set up a crowdfunding campaign on gofundme.com to raise $100,...

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