Red Shoes

Red Shoes

Santiago Buther is my hero and a warrior. Like most heroes, he has an origin story that explains how I came to that conclusion. Santiago was born in 2010 and during his early years he showed glimpses of greatness. Santiago had these chocolate brown eyes that glistened...
My Journey – Alone

My Journey – Alone

Late 2019, I found a lump in my right breast.  I called my doctor, but we decided to wait until my yearly exam in February of 2020. Come February the lump felt bigger, but my doctor was not concerned about it and said to me “it doesn’t feel like cancer, so...
An Uncommon Warrior

An Uncommon Warrior

I was born in Florida and resided there until I was three years of age.  I have two older siblings and a large extended family.  My father’s family is Pennsylvania Dutch Amish and have lived on the ancestral lands since the mid-sixteen hundred. When I was three the...
I Shall Not Die, but Live

I Shall Not Die, but Live

Submitted by Rebekah Lloyd I was just shy of my 24th birthday when I first began to notice symptoms. I was feeling very tired. I didn’t think much of it because I was going to school full time and was working 3 part time jobs. That was the end of March. By the...
What a Warrior!

What a Warrior!

Ozzy Brown is 3 years old and battling DIPG (childhood brain cancer) Since August we had just finished his last round of chemo and had prepare for his shunt revision so that he could receive the car-t injections. The first shunt he had was a single valve that...
Three Words – Never Give Up!

Three Words – Never Give Up!

August 18th 2004, my journey began! I remember that day over 18 years ago like it was yesterday.  Going in for a routine mammogram only to be called back by my doctor’s office that very same day, you see I needed to return as soon as I could for additional images. ...