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Finding Strength

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will… 840 more words


Me- 1 Cancer- 0

It has been playing on my mind for quite some time and my recent trip to the Breast Care Clinic only confirmed it.

Can you believe it has been nearly a year since my diagnosis? 143 more words

Living With Cancer

Xalkori (Crizotinib)

Crizotinib (kriz-OH-ti-nib). Tony’s new chemotherapy has a name that’s difficult to pronounce. It also has some real big perks. It’s a new drug, called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. 251 more words

Beating Cancer

The Cure For Cancer.

This piece is being written on the eve of January 23, 2015. My nephew, just barely 20, is grappling with symptoms that suggest a return of some form of the cancer with which he was diagnosed in August of 2011, after a three and a half year remission.   751 more words

Contemplative Essays

One Stupid Thing To Stop Saying About Cancer

Of all the cliché news phrases that drive me nuts, and trust me, there are more than a few—

You can put up at the top of the list, “He lost his battle with cancer.” 530 more words

The Hard Stuff


I’m writing this post as we drive home from Chicago. We have spent the day there, but not to see Navy Pier or the Bean. We went to the University of Chicago Hospital to see about getting in a clinical trial. 312 more words

Beating Cancer

A Letter from Andy: Month #3- Life Itself

In November I committed to being thankful more often than just around Thanksgiving. Spending a few words here each month talking about what I am thankful for will surely make for an entire year of thankfulness. 601 more words

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