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...
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...
One Tough Cookie

One Tough Cookie

“The Angry Avocado and the Tough Cookie” (excerpts from a book by Marselo Marshall, in honor of his mom Autumn Marshall. One sunny weekend Markus, mom and I were hanging around in our tree, when we were all suddenly picked by the farmer and placed in a wicker basket....
DO Something

DO Something

Humanity is fully intact” by Jill Anderson With everything going on in the world today between the pandemic, schools shutting down and social injustice, it can sometimes seem like no one cares.  I have had the honor of meeting Baron Robison, and being witness to his...
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...