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Losing my Mom to Pancreatic Cancer

It’s been over three years since my mom passed away from pancreatic cancer. I don’t know if people fully understand what I went through and how painful it was for me to watch my mom struggle with this disease when I was only 20 years old. 2,220 more words


In The Beginning

For a few days I have decided if I should even do this or not. I will be very honest it was not something I wanted to do at all. 447 more words


Follow the Signs

The sliding glass door opens.
They stop a few steps in the door.
Their eyes adjusting to the busy atmosphere.
I try to guess who is who, 141 more words


I need a hug ...

The word cancer makes me cringe, cower, shrink, recoil; it terrifies me. After having lost Daddy, Mother, and sister within five years to cancer, it is no wonder I fear a diagnosis about my own health. 913 more words

Exploring the many health benefits of Grilling & Chilling

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing — whatever you want to call it — is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.” 986 more words

Thoughts on Cancer: survivor mentality and getting by

Well, I guess we’re getting right back into the heavy stuff. Start strong, stay strong. Right? CW/TW: post discusses cancer and other sensitive topics surrounding it. 1,629 more words

Cancer Survivor Celebration in Schuylkill County

NEW PHILADELPHIA –  The Simon Kramer Cancer Institute hosted its annual celebration for cancer survivors and their families in Schuylkill County.

The event held in New Philadelphia, started with a cancer survivor’s lap  around the field and continued with a pig roast, live entertainment, and basket raffle. 90 more words