A Very Special Mix

A Very Special Mix

Laurent Coray story I remember my first official day as an electrical engineer. It was 1987 and it had taken a while to finally land that coveted job. As I was walking into work, I could see the landscaping crew working away, a job that I had just been doing the last...
Make a List

Make a List

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. -Iron Mike Tyson This disease seems so familiar or common until the doctor sits in front of you and says, “the test results came back and…”. For me, and I figure for many others, life is never the same....
Looking back at 2020

Looking back at 2020

State of KickinCancer 2020 ​For the KickinCancer organization, aka WeAreTheSolution, 2020 started with a full day workshop featuring five amazing speakers and many local vendors with advice on how to “Kick start your year.” Kacey McCallister, the International...
Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade

Six months ago, my father died…it’s still weird to make that statement as it feels as if he is still here! One of the things I did not anticipate about losing a parent is realizing how many times a day you think about them…I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve picked...
Braving the Storm Together

Braving the Storm Together

“My name is Yoli Origel, I am a 12-year survivor of Stage 3 Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Breast Cancer). I have been a patient of St. Joseph’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment since December 2007, and most recently a patient of Hoag Hospital...
Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life

My father, Manuel Ellerbrock, was not just strong minded but in the eyes of his oldest daughter, he was bigger than life. All my memories of my father are reminiscent of the movie stars of his time. He was born in 1927 and 17 years older than my mom. He was 39 when I...