Posts Tagged ‘Co-Survivor’

“My Voice” by Robert Marraro

"My Voice" by Robert Marraro

When Your World Comes Crashing Down Around You
I remember that day long ago when my world as I knew it would be turned upside down and inside, out. It’s forever etched in my memory. It was the day after Thanksgiving, 2001. I was blessed and thankful for many things, but my feelings of gratitude evaporated [...]


“My Voice” by Rich Ehrmann

"My Voice" by Rich Ehrmann

I’ve sat down four times to write this. The first three ending in a blank sheet of paper and nothing to write. Guess I had nothing to say, now I do. It’s strange how the floodgates can open up at times. There are five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining,depression, acceptance. I’ve never gotten past [...]


“My Voice” by Dianne Tufo

"My Voice" by Dianne Tufo

It’s been three months only three months and every day I relive that last week ,those last moments. I can see Mike clear as day holding my hand looking at me me telling him it is okay, no more pain, no more cancer, it’s okay to go to sleep. That the boys and I would be [...]


“My Voice” by Annemiekeh Janssens

"My Voice" by Annemiekeh Janssens

I just got home, celebrating passing the test for my drivers license as my uncle called us to let us know what the doctor’s had to say about the reason that his 14 year old daughter was tired all the time and had been for the last three months. Their GP had thought she had [...]


“My Voice” by Manfred Van Kuijk

"My Voice" by Manfred Van Kuijk

Ever since my father had his heart attack, he was having problems with his health. The doctors just didn’t know what caused the problems. They did all kinds of research, but nothing. Then at one point in 2008 he got a “new” doctor. This doctor decides to start all research again from the beginning. The [...]


“My Voice” by Steve Schoger

"My Voice" by Steve Schoger

What it means to me to be a co-survivor?
In my video I said that being a survivor meant conquering the disease.  I didn’t mean to be smug.  All survivors know that cancer can rear its ugly head and bite when we are least expecting it.  And I realize that there are others that may be [...]


“My Voice” by Jody Schoger

"My Voice" by Jody Schoger

Growing up in southwestern New York and Iowa left me with a deep connection to the world of living things.  My brothers, sister and I would spent hours outside – from building castles and forts in the woods to sliding into mud puddles when the rain fell just right.  Early on I loved the changing [...]


“My Voice” by Cyndy Sotomayor

"My Voice" by Cyndy Sotomayor

I had a feeling something was wrong.  I had always been a fireball of energy and activity, but something was “off” and I just couldn’t figure it out.  I was always tired.  Not normal everyday tired, but tired with a crushing fatigue that sleep didn’t seem to help.  I barely had an appetite, and when [...]


“My Voice” by Liz Strobel

"My Voice" by Liz Strobel

I am no stranger to cancer. I have met it several times over the course of my 26 years. My first meeting was my grandfather, who was diagnosed with skin cancer, though it didn’t affect me and the people in my “bubble”. Cancer didn’t enter my world until 1992. My little brother was diagnosed with [...]


“My Voice” by Britta Aragon

"My Voice" by Britta Aragon

My first experience with cancer came when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease at the age of 16. Back in 1992, the “C” word was rarely mentioned, spoken only in whispers or behind closed doors. Fortunately, I was young, and as they say, ignorance is bliss. I wasn’t aware of the severity of the disease. [...]


“My Voice” by Dianne Tufo

"My Voice" by Dianne Tufo

As I waited from 8:30 am for two doctors’ offices to call me back, I had four boys to contend with as I do any day of the week. I had to explain, “Not today, we’re waiting for Daddy’s doctors to call us back..so why don’t we go outside and play in the kiddy pool”, with the [...]


“My Voice” by Katie Brown

"My Voice" by Katie Brown

I was diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer at age 22.  I think because the cancer was found so early and was removed, I didn’t think of myself as a survivor then.   The doctors and nurses glossed it over, and aside from the follow up exams that I found annoying, I went about my life [...]