Post tagged with Cancer
April 03rd, 201508:17 AM ETChandra knew. Mothers are so intuitive. When her daughter came back from a year of travel abroad, the physical changes weren’t from strenuous hiking. Her daughter looked ill. Medical tests followed, and the prognosis was what she feared. Cancer. In the quiet of the early morning when sleep became elusive, Chandra knew she’d lose her daughter....
July 18th, 201409:48 AM ETThe limousine carefully nosed into the cancer center’s circle drive. Most patients arrive by family car or a shuttle bus. Heads turned to observe the long, white limo with darkened windows. The driver hustled to the passenger door and offered his gloved hand (seriously, a gloved hand) to the meticulously dressed woman. I was just inside the mai...
March 28th, 201410:04 AM ETThe wave of Facebook selfie pics that started in Britain quickly hit American shores. #nomakeupselfie photos flowed over social news feeds. Women tagged their girlfriends to show support for cancer research. But it didn’t take long for the antagonists to complain that it was all useless narcissism—arguing that money will cure cancer, not selfi...
December 06th, 201309:37 AM ETA tall Christmas tree lit with tiny lights and adorned with pre-school decorations brightened the waiting room. Looking for a place to sit, I noticed an empty seat right next to the festive tree, across from an older woman with a perky, bright pink turban. We smiled at one another—one of those wish we could be somewhere else smiles. As I slid i...
March 02nd, 201212:11 PM ETMy visits to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance always give me a wake-up call for living. Step inside and you’ll notice that life is no longer the same for many. Visible signs like hair loss and chemo ports in chests distinguish some. Others bear weariness from months of treatment. I take my seat next to the floor-to-ceiling windows and gaze ou...
February 28th, 201211:00 AM ETMy nine-year old daughter was resting upstairs in the Children’s Hospital intensive care. She’d had a successful heart surgery to repair a birth defect and would remain under close watch for the next week. My husband and I were taking turns with our two-year-old son, so I decided to take him to one of the many hospital playrooms. Pushing open...
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