January 16, 2018

Sally’s Monday

When a friend was diagnosed with lung cancer, Patricia James didn't quite know what to do or say at first. But then she realized exactly what she needed to do: just show up.
January 5, 2017

Live Your Life So That You Will Have No Regrets

Retired teacher Nancy Yucius believes in living life so as to have no regrets. It’s a lesson she learned from her mother and one Yucius is holding on to even more now that she is battling colon cancer.
July 1, 2015

The Power of Human Touch

I believe in the power of the human touch - its power to bridge gaps between people due to language, culture, race, ethnicity or education, and its power to heal. One morning, I was arriving to my clinic in a...
March 18, 2015

A Mother’s Love

What is love? It is the morning and the evening star. Sinclair Lewis I am one lucky person. My life has been full of the usual ups and downs, but I have been blessed with endless love. Parents, siblings, friends,...
January 7, 2015

My Journey

I believe that God has a journey for everyone. My journey began in 2003; I was 31 years old. I found out that I only had 50% of my left and 49% of my right kidney working properly. I did...
September 15, 2014

Something Ordinary

Our existence is temporary. Time seems to escape us at an existentially faster rate as we mature and it is up to our own discretion on how we spend it. Hardship was a surreal concept to me and the “c”...
June 4, 2014

Three Surgeries and Lessons Learned.

Sometimes in life people endure devastating hardships, an uncontrollable fate, or the consequences of something that is out of the person’s control. People sometimes learn from this, change from this, or die from this. Unfortunately, I am in this category...
March 24, 2014

I Can’t

“Do you know what day it is?” “We played an away game on Tuesday. It must be Thursday.” “Can you recite the months backwards?” I struggled. Slowly, I figured it out. “I’m fine. I can still play.” I begged. I...
March 11, 2014

The ICU (Squeeze, Squeeze Squeeze)

As we walked down the hospital hallways, the smell of rubbing alcohol burned your nostrils and the air was cold. The hospitals efforts to keep the unit sanitary, but really made it feel like “death” was hanging in the air....