Suleika Jaouad: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

A Strong Voice for Young Adult Cancer and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivors This lovely young woman is amazingly accomplished.  She is bright, funny, real, approachable, interesting, and talented (and quite the fashionista).  Miss Suleika is only 25 years old, and … Continue reading

Thanks for Today

As I sat beside her hospital bed and looking into the face of my sweet Aunt Merle, I started to think of how thankful I was to have had her in my life.  Really – there is never a time … Continue reading

Mesotheli – what??

Once there was a young, energetic man who worked in a mid-level management position for a major production plant.  He was in line for more promotions and company advances and was even chosen to be one of a select number … Continue reading

Escaping Chemo Through Guided Imagery

Alone or not, when faced with opening the door to an Oncology Clinic for your first chemotherapy treatment, you feel scared and alone. That cancer diagnosis and its resulting treatment can feel like confronting a fire-breathing dragon.  Whether you are … Continue reading

What Are You Doing With Your Hands?

We have all seen it ~ Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam  ~ part of his majestic work on the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.  The depiction of this scene reveals the interconnection between God and man as they … Continue reading

What’s Up With All The Pink?

What’s Up With All The Pink? Apparently not everyone is happy with all of the pink that blankets our nation in October or that is sprinkled throughout our stores the rest of the year. As Lucy and I began working … Continue reading

My Perks of Cancer

Perks to Cancer…Really?  A perk…what is a perk? One definition is to be a “benefit”.   As I sit back and reflect on my cancer journey, I have to be honest. When first diagnosed it is difficult to think that … Continue reading