First  Sunday of June

First Sunday of June

National Cancer Survivor Day is an annual event held the first Sunday of every June. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a cancer survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer, from diagnosis to remainder of life. Although cancer is the second...
Too Much Sun

Too Much Sun

I was born (1956) and raised in Southern Oregon in the town of Grants Pass.  My time as a child was spent mostly outside running around the neighborhood or playing sports.  We had a wooded area directly behind our house to start out with.  This later was cleared and a...
On My Way

On My Way

As many of you know, this journey has been going on for more than 3 years now. On Halloween of 2018, I had surgery to remove my left breast, because the tumor had gotten big enough that the surgeon said it had to be done. (I couldn’t have regretted this decision...
In Memory of James

In Memory of James

In 2007, at 19 years old, James Burns began his battle with testicular cancer. After being treated with chemotherapy, he became eligible for surgery to remove his testicle. Over the next few years James underwent blood tests and CAT scans every 3-6 months to monitor...
Long Road Ahead

Long Road Ahead

Sandy’s Journey:  In June of 2021 Sandy got a cold and it took an extra-long time for her to recover from. A few weeks after in July she went to the doctor since she was having high heart rates and feeling extra tired. The doctor ordered blood work to be done. They...
Noble Warrior

Noble Warrior

On Valentine’s Day of 2021 my wife and I went to Mt. Bachelor in Bend for a week of skiing. We bought our week’s tickets and went out to our car to get ready to go skiing. I started to put on my ski boot. As I was jamming my foot into my right ski boot when...