Survivor Stories

Challenging What Is Possible

Challenging What Is Possible

“Rare and deadly.” Not exactly the two words you want to hear.
Music’s Legendary Charlie Daniels

Music’s Legendary Charlie Daniels

Charlie says attitude is everything.
Having Cancer Means Learning to Be Selfish

Having Cancer Means Learning to Be Selfish

Having Cancer Means Learning to Be Selfish – And That’s OK!
The Guilt of Surviving Cancer

The Guilt of Surviving Cancer

I survived cancer, and I sometimes wonder why I was spared.
If I’m a Cancer Warrior, Where’s My Army?

If I’m a Cancer Warrior, Where’s My Army?

There are times when a person must fight for the good life.
Losing My Grip – Both Literally and Figuratively

Losing My Grip – Both Literally and Figuratively

Coping with a mysterious late effect of radiation treatment.
It’s All Fun and Games

It’s All Fun and Games

Yes, fun and games. That’s how I wanted my treatments to be seen.
My Gift of Days

My Gift of Days

With my survival comes a responsibility to do something with this gift of days I have been given.
When Time Stands Still

When Time Stands Still

Four words spoken by my doctor altered the course of my life, and three sentences uttered by a stranger helped me learn how to embrace it.
Olympic Champion Skier Kikkan Randall

Olympic Champion Skier Kikkan Randall

On staying positive and active through breast cancer.
Finding the Silver Lining

Finding the Silver Lining

I thought of cancer as a dark cloud over me, so I was determined to find the silver lining in it.
The Big 5-O

The Big 5-O

When a milestone birthday coincides with the end of cancer treatment.
Hallmark Channel Host, Actor, and Kidney Cancer Survivor Cameron Mathison

Hallmark Channel Host, Actor, and Kidney Cancer Survivor Cameron Mathison

That mass was later diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer.
What I Lost and What I Found

What I Lost and What I Found

An ode to my breasts on the day of their deformation.
Humor Out of Cancer (Of All Places)

Humor Out of Cancer (Of All Places)

Being able to laugh has helped me to stabilize the chaos.
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