The Elephant in the Room is Cancer. Tea is the Relief Conversation Provides.


The Devastated Loved One

by Kara W. June 18, 2024

Dear Cancer,

It’s hard to even want to talk to you right now. Throughout life, I’ve seen what you are capable of, the pain you cause. You destroy lives. We try to be positive. Community and family rally around those you take hold of, but you don’t care about that.


You Could Say Cancer Changed My Career

by Nick Giallourakis February 7, 2023

Has cancer changed my career? Um, yes.

Another layer to this question is when did it change my career?

Let me take you back in time to my dreams and aspirations as a young kid from Westlake, OH. All of my childhood years, there was nothing else I wanted to do except play football. There were, of course, other sports that I played along the way, but being a 6’2”, 275 pound kid in high school, it was pretty obvious what sport I was going to play.


Dear Cancer, I Will Not Thank You, Ever

by Angie Giallourakis, PhD June 1, 2021

A Poem to cancer from the Steven G. Cancer Foundation and Elephants and Tea President.


Being Present: How My Daughter’s Experience Inspired Us To Improve Support For Young Adults with Cancer

by Abby Westerman February 2, 2021

As I sat in my daughter Kirsten’s hospital room one afternoon in August of 2015, I looked across at her to see the sun shining on her face through the window.


Caregivers! Are You Surviving or Thriving?

by Kayla VanBuskirk November 1, 2020

Surviving or thriving?  Caregivers can do BOTH.  Right now, I am often just surviving day to day, but I know I am thriving while being a caregiver to an active duty military member.