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22 05, 2013

The Cancer Survivors…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:13+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Yesterday, I was sitting at my kitchen table, laptop open, and a dilemma stared me in the face.  My heart wrenched back and forth, struggling with the notion of hitting "play."  If I don't, cancer wins.  If I do, I risk having my son Benjamin, who was playing the Angry Birds board game in the [...]

8 05, 2013

Guest Blog: How I Managed My Challenge as a Caregiver…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:13+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Forward (by D. Duffy) One of the things that we have always wanted to do with the Half Fund was to be a platform to not only educate about cancer, but also to serve as a platform for others to share their stories.  This is our first shared blog.  It is by a gentleman named [...]

5 05, 2013

The Accidental Philanthropist…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:14+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

So a few weeks ago, I was at my parents’ house visiting when my mom handed me a blue folder that was bursting at the seams.  Inside, it was filled with old Steve and DC radio stuff, from our newsletter to our cover on Morning Mouth Magazine to old blogs I’d written for them way [...]

11 04, 2013

Cancer and the Dalai Lama…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:14+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

It truly boggles my mind from time to time where the inspiration to write a blog comes from.  So it was last night when we were giving our little bundles of joyousness their bath when this latest nugget came. I have been a little bit irritated lately, partially because of our boys being complete madmen, [...]

9 04, 2013

The Motivation to Battle Cancer…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:14+00:00 April 9th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

I have a friend who lives in the Windy City.  I met her when we used to spend time in Florida over Christmas some 20 years ago.  We became friends, lost touch, and then reconnected through the ‘book. Of course, when you don’t see someone for almost two decades, and then you see pics, you [...]

24 03, 2013

American Cancer X…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:14+00:00 March 24th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

So I had a few minutes the other day when I popped onto the 'Book to check my interactions.  I'm addicted that way.  All of a sudden, I had a message from my friend, Tina.  For those of you who don't know, Tina is in the final stages of kicking the living crumbs out of [...]

8 03, 2013

Cancer’s Mental Pictures…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:15+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

So I was at my parents house the other day when my mother handed me this huge, bulging blue folder.  "I want you to have this," she said. In the folder was a ton of stuff from my days in radio, from blogs to old news letters.  I hadn't looked at the folder until today, [...]

28 02, 2013

When Cancer Takes Your Hair…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:15+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

On March 9 of this year, my son will have his head shaved to highlight the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a mission dedicated to fighting for children with cancer, and to raise money for eventual cures.  One of the reasons that Sam wanted to do this was because I had cancer, and he hates cancer.  I [...]

20 02, 2013

My Son, My Hero…

By | 2013-02-20T06:52:14+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Blog|3 Comments

So when I experienced the joy that is chemotherapy, one of the first things I lost was my sanity.  This usually happens about the same time I lost my hair.  It was the first time that people who didn't know me either thought A. I was a really cool bald guy, or B. I had [...]

11 02, 2013

Beating the Cancer Blues…

By | 2013-02-11T15:34:19+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

In January 0f 2012, I had the amazing fortune of traveling to Haiti with a gentleman named Wayne Elsey who started an organization called Soles4Souls.  This organization collects shoes for the neediest people on earth...doesn't matter who they are: the folks of New Orleans after Katrina, those from Thailand after the Tsunami, Palestinians after their [...]