Live your Minutes

Live your Minutes

When I was asked to share the story of my brother I thought ; how can I capture him, his story and the grief left behind? The truth is, its been nearly 6 years since Jonathan has passed, and the waves still come! The waves come because of the man he was that we all...
A Simple Message

A Simple Message

Laughter bounces off the walls inside a Salem home. They’re the sounds of love and family.  This what Kelley and her husband Will Goodwin were holding onto back in 2019. Doctors had discovered a soft tissue sarcoma with four to five tumors in her abdomen. One of them...
Living with Hope

Living with Hope

Gene Zielinski’s story  (told by his wife, Carol) It started out as a routine checkup a week after his 68th birthday on January 29, 2020. When his doctor did his usual check of the lungs he paused and said, “Hmm… I don’t like the sound of that”.  From that...
Beacon of Faith

Beacon of Faith

My Mother’s Courageous Fight My mother, Mary Ellen Kemper, was born in Toppenish, WA on May 4th, 1946 and was one of six children. She would marry my father, W.K. Nelson Nov 9th, 1967. I recall my mother being seldom ill and always on the go either with church...
Why Kickin- Cancer

Why Kickin- Cancer

I have known Baron Robison, Kickin Cancer’s Executive Director, through Toastmasters for about 10 years.  He asked me almost 3 years ago to help him with the accounting for the budding organization that is now Kickin’ Cancer.  This organization really grew out of...
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...