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While some view their cancer diagnosis as a battle or war as a way to cope, Eileen turned to art. With a loss of her hair and self-identity, Eileen noticed how uncomfortable her friends were with her journey and her cancer. So, she turned a negative into a positive by asking people to make hair-related art for her as a way of more comfortable and opening a dialogue about her diagnosis.Read More
How Pancreatic Cancer And The Basketball Tournament Combine, With Guest Jordan Griffith Of The Griffith Family Foundation
Joining Lee this week on the WE Have Cancer Podcast is Jordan Griffith of The Griffith Family Foundation. Jordan talks about his father’s pancreatic cancer and how that helped create the Griffith Family Foundation, Sideline Cancer, and a massive basketball tournament.
Jordan discusses the foundation and its impact, both on his family as well as what it’s doing to fight against pancreatic cancer. He also dives into some of the best moments of The Basketball Tournament and what that’s meant for the foundation and its ability to raise awareness and funds.Read More
Mission: Trip to Disney World
Spencer is a 5 year old from Bath, ME. His journey began when his family would have nights where Spencer would cry all night long and days where he wouldn’t leave the couch. His symptoms got more complex and he started limping.
Spencer appeared to be getting better, but the limping came back. An MRI revealed that his entire pelvic area was full of lesions. About 15 doctors came to the room and told the family that they think it’s cancer. They moved forward with the CT scan and it revealed a very large tumor stemming from his left adrenal gland. Bone marrow biopsy revealed that his bone marrow was roughly 80% consumed by disease and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.
Our mission is to raise $10,000 in the month of April to send Spencer and his family to Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Click here to help Spencer's dream come true.
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Arnel Pineda grew up in an impoverished neighborhood in Manilla in the Philippines. His mother died when he was 13 leaving him homeless. He earned money for food by collecting bottles, cans and newspapers and selling them to recyclers. Despite living in poverty Arnel had a gift; he could sing. Putting his gift to work…
I miss my mom, I miss my dad I miss the road, I miss my band Givin' hugs and shakin' hands It's a mystery, I suppose Just how long this thing goes But there'll be crowds and there'll be shows And there will be a light after dark Someday when we aren't six feet apart…
After 5 years and +170 episodes of podcasting about cancer I was tired. Tired of listening and talking about cancer while dealing with my own (I've lost count how many) recurrence earlier this year. Creating each show was like the old “time to make the donuts” commercial. And then, a few weeks ago I broke…