This post is the eighth in our series, SWOG Stories.
We’re collecting and sharing conversations from across the Group. The series was first conceived of to honor SWOG’s 60th anniversary and has continued to grow. We have posted – and will continue to post – these wonderful conversations here.

In their conversation captured by StoryCorps staff at last fall’s SWOG group meeting, Craig and Amy Blanford speak with Craig’s oncologist, Dr. Ian Thompson. This piece details Craig’s journey with bladder cancer and how a clinical trial changed his life.

Recorded by StoryCorps Chicago.
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.