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Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

Bringing the Dream Full Circle

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

After my child died, I sat alone for months trying to assimilate emotions I had never felt before and deciding how to move forward. The result was the...

Christmas Light Can Be a Cruel Light

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

The holidays bring up many feelings: some happy but some unnecessarily sad.

A Story of Real Love and Compassion

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

On a rainy afternoon, a young man of 19 was driving home from work. His car slid, then went out of control and landed on an embankment. There was no other car involved, and he was trapped for some time.

Andre Sobel Essay Winner: Cancer Isn't a Battle you Fight by Yourself

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Cancer isn't an illness you face in solitude. Look around, you're not alone in fighting this daunting demon -- you have your family, your friends, your relatives.

The Untold Truths of a Teen With Cancer

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

You will find that the third place winner of the Andre Sobel Essay contest, Arianna Elnes, could have easily been the first.

Andre Sobel Essay Award Winner: 'Chai'

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Through our annual Andre Sobel Essay Award, we ask teen survivors of catastrophic illness to reflect on how illness has changed them. I am very proud to present the work of Colette Jaycox, our second place winner.

I Had Cancer; Cancer Never Had Me

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Emily Ransom is a very real young lady, who survived a real life threatening illness. Her composition "I had cancer; cancer never had me" won our 2010 Andre Sobel Essay Award.

Real Talk About a "Silent Crisis"

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

I learn that Daniela's two-year struggle has ended. She is the beloved 14-year-old daughter of Bernardine. Her passing reinforces this commitment to give those like Bernardine and Daniela the gift of time together.

It Just Takes One: Margarita Orozco Changes Life Of Young Man Injured In Car Accident

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

Bernardine And Daniela Joel: Nonprofit Helps Single Parent With Critically Ill Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For widow Bernardine Joel, the news that her energetic young daughter had an inoperable brain tumor was a crushing blow. Doctors told her that her dau...

Support National Family Caregiver's Month With A $30 Donation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

November is National Family Caregiver's Month, and organizations such as The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation (ASRL) are doing everything possible...