Tag: research

It’s Not Just Broken, it’s Fractured

It’s Not Just Broken, it’s Fractured

Clinical trials are a double edged sword that's causing patients to bleed out and we've had enough.

Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

Wildfire Magazine is the very first magazine by and for young women with breast cancer. Editor April Stearns published their February/March issue this past Saturday, February 1st. Each issue comes with a different theme as well as their regular issue features such as Reader Stories, Yoga & Recipes, and Tell Your Story. This issue shines … Continue reading Wildfire Magazine Shines a Light on Changemakers

The Couch That Love Built

The Couch That Love Built

If you're a regular reader here, you know I've talked about The Cancer Couch, and it's founder, Rebecca Timlin-Scalara. In case a refresher is needed, Rebecca started a nonprofit as she was recovering from treatments she was receiving for breast cancer. The irony in her choosing the name of her foundation comes from the fact … Continue reading The Couch That Love Built

Sometimes It Takes A Village

Sometimes It Takes A Village

There are certain times in our lives when we can't do it all on our own. It can be very frightening, especially when your life is literally on the line. What started out as dire situation last Friday afternoon, for my friend Amy, ended up being a testament to how people can pull together and … Continue reading Sometimes It Takes A Village

San Antonio & Setting Goals

San Antonio & Setting Goals

I have so many thoughts swirling around. It's been a minute since I've written. Every time I've tried to carve out time, something else takes my attention. When I started writing this I was on a plane. In the middle seat. I loathe the middle seat. I have claustrophobia issues. I was on my way … Continue reading San Antonio & Setting Goals

The Best Alternative To Pinktober EVER

The Best Alternative To Pinktober EVER

As most of you know, this week began Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm quite sure many of you have already witnessed at least one display of pink products that have absolutely nothing to do with Breast Cancer or benefiting someone with Breast Cancer other than it's pink. In fact, if you actually look at some … Continue reading The Best Alternative To Pinktober EVER

Advocacy Stampedes in D.C.

Advocacy Stampedes in D.C.

As a metastatic breast cancer patient and advocate, I try to use my voice in many ways to bring awareness to the fact that metastatic disease is woefully underfunded. I've been lucky in that I've been able to travel to be with friends and other fierce advocates because, let's face it, there is power in numbers.

The Day We Died At The Capitol

The Day We Died At The Capitol

I attended a Metastatic Breast Cancer conference back in April in Philadelphia hosted by Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  It was a memorable experience for many reasons. The most notable was that a new movement was born from that conference. MetUp is the brainchild of fellow mester Jennie Grimes. As was the rest of us, Jennie … Continue reading The Day We Died At The Capitol