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Ewing’s Sarcoma

Dear Cancer, You Don’t Care

by Julia Spurge June 6, 2023

Dear Cancer,

Not that anything in this world could have prepared me, but I never saw you coming. I was healthy. I wasn’t sick. I was able to do everything that I had always done. I have to give it to you, I’m rarely surprised by things, but you gave me the biggest surprise of my life. I never saw you lurking in the shadows just waiting to take charge of my life as I knew it.


Am I Too Ugly for Self-Love?

by Brandi Benson December 15, 2022

I was 24 years old and had just swapped out my college books for a sleek M16 in the U.S. Army. I dropped out of college in hopes of finding financial stability and a promising future defending my country.


What Matters Most in Life

by Brandi Benson May 11, 2022

Dear Brandi, 
When it comes to making an impression, the old adage “first impressions last” definitely applies. From the moment you were born, you were destined to be a fighter.


It Was Least Expected

by Haley Gallagher August 27, 2021

You may not think that missing an eye appointment is a big deal right? Well, you are wrong, so wrong. It is so important that you see your doctors for check ups throughout the year; you never know what they’ll find. 


Body Positivity with Cancer is Kind of Bullsh*t

by Aly Senko July 25, 2020

I can take all of these past statements that helped me make peace with my body and be gentle with her during cancer, and change them to the future tense. I love my feet for the adventures they will soon take me on, my eyes for the beauty they have yet to see, and my belly for the jokes it has yet to laugh at.
If mainstream messages of self-love and body positivity leave you feeling left out: do not fret. You still are, and always will be, worthy of self-compassion, grace, and hope.


Sam LiBassi

by Jennifer Anand April 30, 2019

One night, after the mid-week prayer service, his dad solemnly went to the podium and shared how Sam was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Time seemed to stand still. Sam ate so healthy and was so active. He was so full of life it didn’t seem real that he would have cancer.