Childhood Cancer is Rough on the Heart

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See what I did there? You thought I was going to write about grief, sadness, sorrow; all realities of living with and through childhood cancer. But the heart I’m talking about is that fist-sized muscle in your chest responsible for pumping blood through your body.  The drugs used to fight childhood leukemia are rough on the whole body, but the … Read More

Tomorrow Harrison Becomes a Cancer Survivor

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Last week, I came in late from a work dinner to find Harrison standing at the top of the stairs shirtless and sweating. He had been working out, something he hasn’t felt like doing in over a year. My eyes were immediately drawn to the scar on his chest where, three and half years ago, a surgeon installed a port-a-cath … Read More