Freda Contreras

Surviving Cancer in a Foreign Land – In the past 12 years of my stint abroad as an overseas Filipino worker, never did I think that I will ever face a “death” sentence. Yes a death sentence – not as a consequence of a crime committed but because of having the most dreaded and deadly […]

Donna Mulinski

Donna Mulinski I am not even sure where to begin. My name is Donna Mulinski, I am a 34 year old woman, married for 15 years. I have two sons, ages 14 and 7. I breed, train, show and sell purebred Arabian horses for a living. In April 2000 my life took a sharp left […]

Georgann Albin

Oct 2000, I was sitting at my computer doing my eBay thing and I put my hands on my thighs to push off and get up when I noticed a lump on the top of my left thigh. I was surprised to say the least because it was so large. It was soft when my […]

Emily Von Dollen

My name is Emily Von Dollen and I a’m 17 years old. In January 2010 I was diagnosed with the rare synovial sarcoma tumor in the palm of my right hand. I had seen an orthopedic doctor two years earlier about “tendonitis” from tennis in my joints. Then he said it was a cyst a […]

Amy Blythe

I found a decent-sized lump in the right side of my groin back in June of 2009. I ignored it, until it became larger, painful and the whole area was swollen (this was at the end of September 2009). After seeing my gynecologist, thinking it may be that sort of a problem, she did an […]

Elizabeth Munroz

Your New Normal When you are well. When all the worst is over. When the Oncologist says those magic words, “you’re cured”, or “just come back for a yearly check”, you might be asking yourself, “What now”? How does one return to normal? Most will say, you don’t. At this point one can celebrate having […]

Diane J. Smith

I would like to use the words of the apostle Paul to help tell my story. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted […]

Lisa Boylan

I would like to share my story with you … I can now add cancer to the long list of things that have defined me. Other things, such as receptionist for a world-renowned rock band, local television spokes-model, and designer of surfing t-shirt’s – those things were much more fun … however they probably didn’t […]

Susan Bohardt

Susan bravely fought her retroperitoneal sarcoma but lost the battle in December 2008. The following story was written by her husband Bob as a tribute to Susan and for everyone who carries on with their life during the most difficult time anyone can face. Throughout her treatment, Susan was determined to carry on with life […]

Warren Bailey

I stay in the game. Some people might say I do more than that — I won the gold medal at the International Racquetball Championships at age 67, while drawing a Social Security check. But for me, “staying in the game” means the transition my life has taken since my doctor told me that I had leiomyosarcoma, or […]