Posts Tagged ‘colorectal cancer’

“My Voice” by Kristen Franklin

"My Voice" by Kristen Franklin

Okay, so I have been given full permission to be open and honest about my cancer experience and my approach to survivorship.  I’m not sure that is a good idea knowing my history of sarcasm.  There is a word used to describe my feelings, I can’t quite place it…wait, wait. Oh yeah BITTER.  Bitter party [...]


“My Voice” by Kyle Lovering

"My Voice" by Kyle Lovering

My name is Kyle, I am twenty five years old.  I am married to my beautiful wife Kaylee and we have two wonderful children.  Kyler who is my son and is five, and Kylee who is my daughter and is almost three!
In February, around my birthday, I started having some strange bowel symptoms and slight [...]


“My Voice” by Roger Rojas

"My Voice" by Roger Rojas

CANCER SURVIVOR/FAMILY MAN
What does being a cancer survivor mean to me? In two words my family, I have had them as my personal inspiration throughout my long and hard journey.   My wife and three beautiful children have been the balance in my life when it seemed that the weight was just too hard to bear.  [...]


“My Voice” by Michelle O’Rourke

"My Voice" by Michelle O'Rourke

Let me start by saying that I am a 35 year old mother, wife, daughter, niece, cousin and friend to some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. After that I am a “survivor” and cancer patient. When I was asked to write this I was given the instructions to be honest and [...]


“My Voice” by Deborah Kanter

"My Voice" by Deborah Kanter

Remember the song with the line, “I am a warrior”? I am. Yes, I am a cancer survivor but just being a survivor is not enough.  Since that day in April 1999 when what I had long suspected—cancer- was uttered by a gastroenterologist, I became Deborah-Survivor-Warrior. And basically, despite my holistic nature and fondness for [...]


“My Voice” by Christine LeGrant

"My Voice" by Christine LeGrant

Years ago, I attended a rally for patients’ rights. Among the demonstrators I saw groups of cancer survivors carrying signs and chanting, some with their surgical scars showing. I had worked for many years as an oncology nurse and was, at the time, a physician assistant working in an HIV/AIDS clinic. I knew many people [...]


“My Voice” by Marisa Mir

"My Voice" by Marisa Mir

Jeez, where do I begin?  I could start by going back to July 17, 2002, when I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but my story really begins in 1972 when I was just a fetus growing in my mother’s belly.  As my body was forming, everything was coming along nicely…except for one thing.  My intestines [...]