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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The Sunday Series, (Amazing Grace)

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

In just over three decades on this earth, Vickie Gelfman gave that love, and it is now reflected in how she is remembered... an extraordinary life, one lived simply, in Amazing Grace.

Diagnosed at 16: What Having Childhood Cancer Taught Me

Julia Hernandez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Julia Hernandez

Four years later, I still remember the feeling that took over my family and me on Valentine's Day 2010. And every year my friends know that I might need some extra chocolate or a bigger hug to get through the day.

Refusing to Surrender

Ron Brounes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Ron Brounes

I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).

Good Afternoon, You Have Cancer

Suleika Jaouad | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Suleika Jaouad

"Acute Myeloid Leukemia," my doctor said last May. I was 22 years old. My friends were busy starting their lives, and I was worried that mine might end before it had really begun.

Environmental Lawyer Al Meyerhoff's Chemical War On Cancer

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Before his passing on Dec. 21, environmental lawyer Al Meyerhoff wrote an op-ed for the LA Times, discussing what he called the "irony" of being diagn...