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Sep.21.2010
I love that LIVESTRONG has an educational program for school-age children. If you are a teacher, please consider taking a bit of time to educate your students. There is age-appropriate material, according to grade, and LIVESTRONG makes everything very easy for the user. Teachers can even get a free...
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Sep.15.2010
It makes me happy to see that many people are reading my blog.  This isn’t because I have a secret ambition to be Master Blogger of the Universe, but because it means people are learning more about childhood cancer. I know I’ve been a little tough on you lately, expecting you to click “Likes” on...
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Sep.14.2010
That Facebook page that I have told you about asking Oprah to do a show on childhood cancer has grown to over 14,000 “Likes.” What is truly heartbreaking is that people have posted story after story after story of children with cancer. As I read the stories, it touches me deeply to know that many...
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Sep.12.2010
The Coast Hills Foundation fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and Cottage Hospital was a lot of fun and the best part of it all is that they raised quite a sum of money! Gosh, they did an incredible job organizing this event! It made me happy to see so many people having fun and at the...
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Sep.05.2010
  The information in this link makes me very happy! http://www.wapiyapiclassic.com/ On September 26, Lance Armstrong will ride to help Wapiyapi raise money for families affected by childhood cancer. I can imagine that Lance has his schedule packed with events– that he would take time to do this...
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Sep.04.2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgC6YKlrG9A There is a newly created Facebook page with the title above that I would love to have all of you “like.” Even though this page was just created yesterday, there are already over 2,000 people who have joined in the request. There is so much that people need...
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Aug.07.2010
Yesterday, my oldest brother turned twenty-one. Let me tell you about Nicholas. Nicholas was born with a maximally curious mind. As a newborn, he never slept much, preferring to continuously take in information from his environment. This behavior has continued to this day, making my brother one of...
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Aug.06.2010
What a wonderful thing Marian Cancer Care is doing for survivors! I have had the honor of speaking with three of these support groups over the past couple of weeks. Meeting people is something I love, and meeting these people, well…. I told my mom, “These are my people.” I seriously love these...
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Jul.08.2010
I had the pleasure of speaking with a group of people today who are taking a memoir writing class. It strikes me that the more opportunities that I have to connect with authors, the more I realize how important it is for us to do this. Writing is such a solitary existence– the human-ness in us...
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Jul.02.2010
I met a warm, sparkly-eyed man when I was four. I met him at PCPA Theaterfest when my brother, Dean, was a young performer in the play “The King & I.” He would sit backstage, or in the voms, and he would create amazing drawings from what he observed. And every time I would see him, his eyes lit...