Topic: Cancer

Breathing For Elaine

When you learn your best friend is dying, your perspective shifts. Your priorities change. Guest Author Jan Groft tells us that in those precious final days, there is no time to take a moment or even a single breath for granted.

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The Experience of Grief

During and after her mother’s battle with cancer, guest author Meghan O’Rourke found that society’s picture of grief did not fit her own experience. She shares what she learned, and what she still hopes to learn by delving into her own personal feelings of loss.

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A long, slow loss

Is it easier to lose someone quickly or slowly? Author Alisha Krukowski admits that there’s no good way to lose someone you love, and shares the many “little losses” that led up to the final loss of her mother’s death from cancer.

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I Will Never Be the Same

“My Dad died from lung cancer when I was 13 years old,” that’s guest writer Danielle Taylor’s “tag line” when people ask about her dad. It sums up all the information they need… but for her, it carries a greater reality she felt when he died – that she will never be the same.

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Unexpected Healing: A Memoir of a Father’s Death to Cancer

Growing up, guest writer Amy Lloyd and her father were not very close; actually, most of their interactions were frictional. But, during the last months of his life, as Amy and her mother served as cheerleaders and soldiers in the battle against cancer, they found a connection.

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Fight Like a Girl

Heading into the Susan G. Komen 5k with tonsillitis, Author Alisha Krukowski looked around for inspiration and strength. She found it in survivors running the race, those in the fight cheering on the runners, and the spirit of her own mother, who taught Alisha to fight like a girl every day of her life.

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Stronger than Cancer

Author Alisha Krukowski does not like the euphemism that someone “lost their battle with cancer.” On the eve of the three year anniversary of her mom’s death, Alisha reflects on how the battle with cancer brought out the best in her mom, and those around her – giving the world so much more than cancer could ever take away.

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