Category Archives: family and cancer

December 14, 2016: Cancer From the Eyes of a Teenager

My daughter had to write a letter from her present self to her past self. Within that letter, her present self had to tell her past self what she would have wanted someone else to tell her at that time … Continue reading

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August 10, 2016: Because I Carry the BRAC2 Mutation

What happens if you have tested positive for the BRAC2 mutated gene? I’m still not sure I even know or understand all the repercussions of knowing I have this mutation. I can just write about what I know to be … Continue reading

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March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient Needs 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Ethan Strong

No child should have to have cancer. No parent should ever have to watch their child go through the trials of cancer. But many children and parents have to do just that. I never had the opportunity to meet Ethan … Continue reading

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December 13, 2015: An Answered Prayer 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, my daddy won his battle against cancer. Not in the way we had it all planned out to happen though. These past 14 months God has shown me His ways are not often my ways and … Continue reading

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December 7, 2015: Special Place for Caregivers

There should be a special place in heaven for caregivers. They are the strength behind the bruised, broken and dying. They go without sleeping, pass on eating, give and give, and cover us up in kindness and love. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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November 16, 2015: Uncovering Another Secret

Today, I went back to Texas Oncology to see my oncologist. This was my yearly check-up. This will be a part of my life for at least the next ten years. Thankfully, I really like my oncologist. 🙂 Here’s what … Continue reading

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