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Counterpane: Notes on Max Ritvo

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

preparatory sketch for a painting of Max Ritvo (detail) Daniel Maidman, December 2014 Everything that follows results from one very incomplete perspe...

Teen Battling Bone Cancer Marries High School Sweetheart In ICU

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.28.2016 | Weddings

When Swift Myers, who’s battling bone cancer, woke up after almost 11 days in an induced coma, he knew exactly what he wanted to do next: marry his ...

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face.

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."

The Chemo Took His Hair, But His Hat Made Him Brave

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Together, my son and his hat charmed and brought joy to the many cold, sterile, and terrifying situations we had to endure.

How Cancer Helped This NFL Player Rebuild His Identity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

What would you do if, all of a sudden, the roots of your personal identity were ripped from your life entirely? Would you know how or where to start o...

Moving Forward, or at Least Trying to, With Uncertainty After Cancer

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I have started to learn that confronting my fears and issues surrounding moving forward and dealing with cancer is much more positive for me then trying to push past it. It really is hard, and I always feel emotionally drained after each session.

Looking Back at the Last Few Years Post-Cancer Treatment

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

It has been almost three years now since I was diagnosed with cancer. It has been almost two years since I finished medical treatment for everything involved with cancer. I still don't know exactly what to think about a lot of things after all this.

Words of Wisdom From My Daughter: 'I Believe in Miracles'

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.

Living in the Chemo Ward

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I spent the better part of half a year in the chemo ward. It is one of the biggest things that drives me to continue to help people who are there, and keep people from having to go there.

Things I Was Told During Chemotherapy

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

Every day, young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Every day, people tell them it will be okay, or it isn't so bad. These quotes are some things that were said to me by various people in my life. These things didn't really help me.

26 Going on 60

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

When I was diagnosed with cancer I was 26 years old. I wasn't the youngest person in the world to deal with such an ordeal, but I wasn't the oldest. And as many young cancer fighters would say, younger than they ever thought they would be to be diagnosed with a serious health problem.

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Eamonn Conrad | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eamonn Conrad

I fought cancer, and was fortunate to win, but I had to start over. How do I make a new plan? The uncertainty that comes with being in remission, as well as many of the financial difficulties for the future are ever-present. How do you plan for the future, when yours (like mine) is so uncertain?

21-Year-Old Cancer Patient Dies After Last Wish Wedding

Posted 03.28.2012 | Weddings

Twenty-one-year-old cancer patient Rodney Conradi, who made headlines in February when he married his girlfriend just two days after his Valentine's D...