Archive for November, 2010

Alistair Shaw Shares His ‘Voice’ Today in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of the United Kingdom and an amazing ‘Survivor’: Alistair Shaw! Alistair opens up in a very honest way about his experiences after being diagnosed with cancer and all that he has gone through. His journey into ‘Survivorship’ and his willingness to share it with us is quite powerful [...]


“My Voice” by Alistair Shaw

"My Voice" by Alistair Shaw

I guess a lot of people would say I was always a bit eccentric and weird. I liked to be different and thought being normal was boring. I quite often preferred my own company to that of others which is probably why I became so obsessed with long-distance running where I could just get away [...]


Laura Morefield Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the “Written Word”

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing stage IV colon cancer ‘Survivor’! Laura Morefield truly gets what ‘Survivorship’ is all about and lives life to the fullest. We can’t thank her enough for sharing her journey with us at the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. This is one that will move you and [...]


“My Voice” by Laura Morefield

"My Voice" by Laura Morefield

Right after my 48th birthday, I noticed a “stitch” in my side.  It seemed to coincide with playing golf or working out, so I didn’t really take notice of it as a health issue. I lived an active life, doing some caretaking during various surgeries, blogging on political matters, working sporadically on other types of [...]


Karen Yee Shares Her ‘Voice’ Today in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing woman, Karen Yee. Karen takes us into her journey of her own ‘Survivorship’ after being diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She has truly opened up her life to us and even shares with us two of her amazing paintings that illustrate her strength and own [...]


“My Voice” by Karen Yee

"My Voice" by Karen Yee

I noticed something was different about my breast.  It looked yellow and a little pinched.   I was 43, and hadn’t had a mammogram yet.  I looked in the phone book and found a listing for “Breastlink Breast Center”.  I went in on a Wednesday for my appointment.  They did a biopsy that day, and I [...]


Cheryl Saul Shares Her ‘Voice’ in the ‘Written Word’

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing IDC breast cancer ‘Survivor’ who truly understood the meaning of ‘Survivorship’ long before she was diagnosed with cancer! Cheryl Saul opens up her journey into ‘Survivorship’ in an incredibly honest and powerful way today with us at the “Voices of Survivors Foundation”. Don’t miss her [...]


“My Voice” by Cheryl Saul

"My Voice" by Cheryl Saul

Cheryl Saul, age at diagnosis – 51
Survivor of IDC, 2cm, Stage 2a, Pr-/Er-/HER-
My life has been met with some pretty tough challenges but the one I have embarked upon this year has been my toughest.
Back in 1983 when we were broad-sided in my car door by a speeding drunk driver who ran a stop sign, my body [...]


Nick Smart Shares His ‘Voice’ in the “Written Word”

Today’s ‘voice’ comes to us by way of an amazing testicular cancer ‘Survivor’ in the United Kingdom, Nick Smart. Nick takes us a little further into his journey into ‘Survivorship’ with his second “Written Word” piece. Nick shared his ‘voice’ with us a little while back and came to us again with another part of [...]


“My Voice” by Nick Smart

"My Voice" by Nick Smart

Smiling Hooks
After recovering from testicular cancer and its complications, I, like many survivors, was faced with the realisation that life is as short as it is sweet, and with the desire to use my time well. I guess the sudden awareness of one’s mortality tends to focus the mind. I decided to follow a dream, [...]