I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.
"What did I learn from my experience with cancer? It was not fun, but it gave me the ability to handle things better. Life can be hard, but you have to push through it and trust that God is in control. Give thanks to God every day for what you have. And do your best with it."
Sara Ann Taylor Gibson arrived on Earth on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1974 at 7:01 p.m. During the first 12 years of her life she ran freely through ...
I am a cancer researcher is a way of saying that you are empowered as a cancer patient.
Your desire to understand has always been so clear. It's one of your fiercest personality traits, and sometimes you and I butt heads over it. I've always known that you would want to understand this, and while we talked, it was as if I could see the gears working in your mind while you tried to sort it all out.
The word "losing" has so much stigma. Nobody wants to be called a "loser" for any reason or in any context. So why is it so often used to describe someone who's fought cancer? While I wouldn't call cancer a "winning" situation by any means, those who have to fight it are giving it their all.
I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...
It has been an honor to be involved in such a life-affirming project. To witness in print the bravery and honesty of these teens. They've taught me so much about life, love and what it is to fight, to win and sometimes to lose, but always to learn.
But, overall this year has taken me on a journey that has changed my life, and I think that is spectacular. Obviously f*** cancer, but f*** yes to what I've learned, who I've met and where I'm going.
We use these imperfect metaphors to describe the indescribable experience of facing cancer, but I have to stop and wonder if these metaphors and clichés are doing more harm than good.