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"Where have you BEEN?" Well… Lemme tell you...

This is awkward… Um. Hi. So… It’s been a while. I guess I should explain myself. I was busy. Okay, step one: check. I could go on and on with ridiculous excuses like an elephant stepped on my laptop as I was at the zoo or I was out adventuring the universe with the Doctor and the TARDIS still isn’t equipped with WiFi so I was unable to blog. 374 more words

To ease a parent's grief, say the child's name aloud

Every year the children’s hospital in Syracuse, NY, hosts a memorial service for its young patients who are now “angels.”

Many things resonated with me Friday night as I sat among several dozen families who had lost a child to cancer or other disease, but three stand out. 515 more words

Irish Investigations


Many people know that Lacey Holsworth, PrincessLacey, died on Tuesday. She was 8 years old. She had relapsed neuroblastoma, cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. 606 more words

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Losing your shirt in the Emergency Room can be OK

I figure there’s no better place to keel over than in a hospital emergency room. To test that hypothesis (sort of), I went to the ER last weekend with my sister, who was feeling the effects of food poisoning. 529 more words

Irish Investigations

CANCER FUNDRAISER: Bondurant Group Grows Hair For A Year

This weekend is highly anticipated for one Bondurant family.

The Rowe brothers, along with friends and their 14-month-old cousin have been growing the hair for about a year. 72 more words


Lucky and grateful, not blessed

A few weeks ago this post “The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying” circulated through my facebook feed. I posted it to my own wall and, of course, referenced it in terms of our family’s journey through childhood cancer. 1,164 more words

Childhood Cancer Awareness

#36Rabbis Shave in Grief and Hope

It’s very late, but I want to write this before I forget anything.

The mood tonight before the #36Rabbis Shave for the Brave event was giddy. 719 more words

A California Jew