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Minority within Minority: #AintIaSurvivor

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After an exhausting eight hours of pulmonary (lung) function testing, the head pulmonologist at one of the country’s top pulmonary function labs in California, handed me the written results of my performance, and explained the series of tables and graphs. “You lost 40% of your lung tissue, and according to these tests, the 60% of […]

Killing Fear In Survivorship–Like Riding A Bike

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It’s been ages since I’ve biked to shrink my carbon footprint. But in my pre-cancerous life, I used to cover great distances on my road bike. Bleh! I hate how that sounds. It’s what people depressingly say when they think their life has already peaked … “I used to (fill in any challenging feat here).” […]

Instapeer App – Links up young adults with cancer

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[SHARE IF YOU CARE] Cancer is lonely. One of the indignities I faced was always being the youngest patient at the hospital or clinic by at least 30 years. But there are actually over 70,000 young adults who get diagnosed with cancer each year. Here’s an app that instantly links them up with each other […]

Facing Light Foundation is LIVE!

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CONGRATS to Robert Houser on successfully establishing the new Facing Light Foundation to support his work that penetrates hardship to reveal humanity. If you’d like to help this movement, click through to the new Facing Light website to donate, refer a photographic subject, or suggest a venue where these images can be exhibited. … and I’m not just […]

Flexed Half My Lungs on The Stupid Cancer Show

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I just got interviewed by Matthew Zachary​ for The Stupid Cancer Show’s Survivor Spotlight – flexing my I-still-got-half-my-lungs strength, to ramble on for way too long on the front end​. Slightly embarrassing. But there it is now – up in the SoundCloud permasphere. Matthew is a cancer gangster himself, plus the CEO of Stupid Cancer​, a nonprofit […]