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Changing the Legacy of Cancer

Changing the Legacy of Cancer

I have lost my mother, both my brothers and my sister to cancer.  My mom and both my brothers were to Pancreatic Cancer and I lost my sister to Breast Cancer.  So, far, I have lived longer than 2 of them at the age of 54. I lost my mom when I was 24 years old, and that was my…

Where it All Began: My Story

Where it All Began: My Story

We all have a story. It’s what we do with the story, how we see it, how we tell it, and how it informs our reality, that matters. Here is mine (a very short version): I was born into a home full of love…and addiction. A home full of fun and dysfunction. A home that felt safe…and at times unsafe.…

Redefining Words

Redefining Words

Can you remember the first time someone called you the “B” word? I know it probably hurt and the memory may be quite vivid. I can remember…and it was in 6th grade. Yes, I was only 11. So, although I can’t remember the boy’s name, I remember his statement to me and the class: “You are such a sarcastic Bitch.”…