the Half Fund blog.
I’m really starting to take a hard look at the media…not just networks and cable, but especially pundits…some of whom I like to call the “Yeah, but” crowd. They’re the people who see a story about a tragedy, but then pull out, “Yeah, but…” to justify the actions. And this is not limited to one […]
Melinda: “Please don’t cry in front of me. Then I will ugly cry, and it will be a mess.”
It’s a touchy thing being a caregiver. When to step in. When to drop back.
Susan: “There will be waves of emotions. I’m crazy, but I’m not actually crazy.”
The sixty-four people who participated in The Five Minute Blog […]
Peter: “I was surprised by how bad cancer kicks your ass. I was a big strong guy and it kicked my ass.”
One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since I had survived this, he asked if I’d be willing to give the […]
Kalina: “I would have let my family take photos of me.”
It was a punch in the gut the second the words left her lips. Kalina was one of sixty-four people who shared their stories with us during CancerCon…the largest gathering of young-adult cancer patients, survivors, and advocates in the world.
When Kalina said she would have […]
Sarah: “You have to have someone to talk to. It’s incredibly awful to go through this without a support system.”
It is one of the biggest things you don’t realize…how the people you meet will change your life. When you get diagnosed with cancer, it’s such a lonely feeling. No one could possibly know how you […]
Susan: “This is going to suck hard, and you have to mentally prepare yourself for how bad it’s going to suck.”
Susan is a young adult cancer survivor…one of almost seven hundred survivors, patients, caregivers, loved ones, and advocates at the 2016 CancerCon in Denver. CancerCon was started by the folks at Stupid Cancer, an organization […]
So this coming weekend in Denver, the largest yearly gathering of young-adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers will commence. Started by Matthew Zachary, the rockstar founder of Stupid Cancer,CancerCon is the event where hundreds of people go to learn, to talk, and to share their experiences.
We are going to be one of the catalysts […]
I will never forget the moment I first saw Clerks. I was on a chartered limo bus on the way back from a Duran Duran concert in Chicago with some listeners from our radio station. I was one of the official “station chaperones,” there to ensure that they had a good time.
It was a good […]
*Know that before reading this, I am not a doctor, and I don’t work in the medical field. There is absolutely no proven evidence to back any of this up (though I’d love a crack at seeing if I’m right). These theories are mine alone. You may agree, you may disagree, and I may very […]
“Son of a…”
My friends could not contain their laughter. I had just opened my basement door into my own forehead. Seriously, who does that? I reached my fingertips to the scene of the crime to check for blood. Thankfully, there was nothing external, but I had what can only be described as a line-lump percolating […]