Cancer survivor overcomes obstacles t...

Cancer survivor overcomes obstacles to get master's degree

There are 22 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Cancer survivor overcomes obstacles to get master's degree. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Rigo Dicochea was just a 15-year-old freshman at Watsonville High when his life changed for better and for worse.

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Dave

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Jun 11, 2009
Congratulations Rigo and best wishes for continued success and health! This is a great story.
Tim Sjobeck

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jun 11, 2009
The Dicochea's story is very moving. We should all think of our own lives and think twice everytime we complain, everytime we feel we got the short end of the stick, everytime things are not fair or everytime we struggle with lifes challenges. Stories like this of Rigo, William & socorro are what the news should be about. Learn from Rigo's positive attitude and fill the news with positive stories.
Rebecca T

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Jun 11, 2009
Inspiring story. The Sentinel should do more of these- they help uplift us all.
carolyn

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Jun 11, 2009
He is amazing.
Creekan

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Jun 11, 2009
Yay Rigo!
mari

United States

#6 Jun 11, 2009
Thank you, Sentinel for the inspiring story of "Rigo Dicochea" its nice to come home and read how others overcome obstacles to accomplish a dream and or goal in life.
Rigo, be blessed and YES! God has a plan for you. Thank you for not giving up and thank you to your parents, specially to your father for giving up his addiction for love.
Nice

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Jun 11, 2009
What a sweet story.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Jun 12, 2009
Nice story. Best of luck to Rigo, sounds like he's a man with a plan.
Rigo Dicochea

South San Francisco, CA

#9 Jun 12, 2009
Dave wrote:
Congratulations Rigo and best wishes for continued success and health! This is a great story.
Thank you for the congratulations! I am truly humbled when people want to hear OUR story. I would not be even close to where I am today without God, wife, family and friends. Thanks so much for commenting!

God Bless,
-Rigo
Rigo Dicochea

South San Francisco, CA

#10 Jun 12, 2009
Tim Sjobeck wrote:
The Dicochea's story is very moving. We should all think of our own lives and think twice everytime we complain, everytime we feel we got the short end of the stick, everytime things are not fair or everytime we struggle with lifes challenges. Stories like this of Rigo, William & socorro are what the news should be about. Learn from Rigo's positive attitude and fill the news with positive stories.
Hi Tim,

Thanks so much for the kind words! Please understand, without Christ in my life, I would never have gotten this far. I am truly blessed and if people can look at our story and be encouraged then I am honored and amazingly humbled. It feels weird. But I am so grateful.

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#11 Jun 12, 2009
Rebecca T wrote:
Inspiring story. The Sentinel should do more of these- they help uplift us all.
Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for the comment...as I said earlier if we can inspire people...humbling....just amazing.

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#12 Jun 12, 2009
carolyn wrote:
He is amazing.
Carolyn,

Amazing?!?!?:) Wow, BLESSED beyond measure I think...but thanks for the awesome support.

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#13 Jun 12, 2009
Creekan wrote:
Yay Rigo!
Hello Creekan,

:) Yeah I am so excited...hopefully we can continue to be an instrument for the Lord.

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#14 Jun 12, 2009
mari wrote:
Thank you, Sentinel for the inspiring story of "Rigo Dicochea" its nice to come home and read how others overcome obstacles to accomplish a dream and or goal in life.
Rigo, be blessed and YES! God has a plan for you. Thank you for not giving up and thank you to your parents, specially to your father for giving up his addiction for love.
Hello Mari,

I am SOOOO Proud of my dad. He has had a hard life. But he has grown into an awesome father! Talk about redemption! I think we all make mistakes, and to come back from those mistakes, is truly awesome! And so is he.
Thanks so much!

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#15 Jun 12, 2009
Nice wrote:
What a sweet story.
Hello Nice!

Thanks for commenting...God Bless...Please keep us up in prayer.

God Bless,
-Rigo

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#16 Jun 12, 2009
Xanthippe wrote:
Nice story. Best of luck to Rigo, sounds like he's a man with a plan.
Hello Xanthippe,

Thanks for the wishes...a plan? I hope so :) I honestly just do what my wife says and I am usually happier...:)

God Bless,
-Rigo
Rigos wife

South San Francisco, CA

#17 Jun 12, 2009
Rigo Dicochea wrote:
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Hello Xanthippe,
Thanks for the wishes...a plan? I hope so :) I honestly just do what my wife says and I am usually happier...:)
God Bless,
-Rigo
I have taught you well grass hoppa....=)
Love you
Jane Poindexter

Turlock, CA

#18 Jun 13, 2009
I had a beautiful daughter who lost her battle two years ago to Ewing's Sarcoma at 19. I shout an extra loud hallelujah that you made it. I plan to write about my daughter and how God worked in our lives. God Bless You.

Since: Jun 09

South San Francisco, CA

#19 Jun 14, 2009
Jane Poindexter wrote:
I had a beautiful daughter who lost her battle two years ago to Ewing's Sarcoma at 19. I shout an extra loud hallelujah that you made it. I plan to write about my daughter and how God worked in our lives. God Bless You.
Hello Jane,

I am SO SORRY for your loss. I lost some really close friends to the disease as well. Sometimes I question why the Lord saved me and not some others. But you know I have come to the realization that, the people who have passed away could have a greater impact for Christ on people in dying, than any of us ever could still breathing. The hard part is trusting God in that. I know you must miss her...please know I am praying for you and your family right now. Please do let me know when you write about her. I would LOVE to read it.

God Bless You and Your Family,
-Rigo
Gary

Lafayette, CA

#20 Jun 15, 2009
Just saw the article today Rigo. What a great faith you demonstrate in God with your courageous actions and words. I'm so privileged to have married you two and to see your love to each other growing day by day. From one cancer survivor to another! What a thrill ride!

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