The world is an imperfect place, and I certainly contribute in my own ways to that imperfection. Yet life goes on, and for most people, they accept that they will get up in the morning, go to work, come home, do some chores, go to sleep, and do it all over again tomorrow. That is, [...]
Today’s ‘voice’ has been planned for a very long time…actually it was planned before the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” was a foundation, before it was even an organization. This one was thought out back with VOSF was just a project that I had online after my own diagnosis with cancer. I knew that I was [...]
Let me paint a picture for you: You’re a 20-year-old college student. You are just winding down an amazing summer, and getting ready to go back to school to start your junior year. Getting all of your routine doctors appointments out of the way, before you have to jump on a plane to the east [...]
My story begins on August of 2001 in the Operating Room. I was a Surgical Tech working with an ENT doc and in the middle of the procedure he looks up at me and says, “You know you have a lump on your neck. You need to get that checked out because that can be [...]
My story officially began on January 20, 2005- I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. However, symptoms had been creeping up on me for the past few years. I was lucky, my doctor said, and soon I would realize it was a common practice to tell Thyroid Cancer patients that we had the “best cancer there [...]
I’m surviving two cancers, thyroid and breast. They were diagnosed about nine months apart. The thyroid cancer was found after my physiotherapist, working on my shoulder, told me to have my thyroid checked because it felt swollen to her. For a long while, I thought it might be a benign thing, not needing intervention up [...]
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I know, I’m thirty-three years old, nine years into a “career,” but really, I have no idea what the future holds. Of course, to me, the future is only two or three months down the road, not thirty or forty years.
That’s the nature [...]