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childhood cancer

THRIVE

October 5, 2015 mhyh 0

Today’s post is a continuation of Tiffany Moody’s thoughts from 9/29 with regard to her daughter’s life after cancer treatment, specifically the transition to survivorship care. Tiffany writes: “In these years since our daughter finished treatment, ¬†I …

Join the “Others”

September 30, 2015 mhyh 0

Join the “Others” Today marks the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the gold will bleed into pink, and many won’t give these kids another thought until next September: how sad is that?! There is a group of us referred to as the “others”. W …

iPhone’s Do Not Disturb Sign

September 28, 2015 mhyh 0

Put Up the Do Not Disturb Sign on Your iPhone Stress reduction strategies are important in all of our lives as the scientific literature has shown us stress negatively impacts our health and wellbeing increasing the likelihood that we will develop diabetes, heart disease, sle …

Day 24: the “Other Guy Rule”

September 24, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 24: It’s Always the Other Guy Until It’s You Cancer affects the individual, yes; however, cancer also affects everyone who loves that individual. Today, I give you my dad as he reflects on my childhood cancer [and] the failure of my heart 30 years after the en …

Day 23: Journal

September 23, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 23: Journal Today is September 23, 2015 and a wacky Wednesday to boot. I am known within my family as the date person which simply means that I hold onto dates exceptionally well wether birthdays, dates of deaths, wedding dates, or just everything in general. I am also kn …

Day 21: iPhone’s Medical ID

September 21, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 21: Know and Use the Medical ID feature on your iPhone So, iPhone has a little known feature, the Medical ID, that I have in my back pocket should I ever (God forbid) be unable to provide ESSENTIAL information about my medical history or should my husband [or] our 12 year …

Friday Facials with Friends

September 19, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 19: surround yourself with those who celebrate you Yesterday, I spent the morning with one long time friend, Kara, and one new-to-me friend who just happens to be a 13 year survivor of Stage IV Neuroblastoma, Sarah. It was ‘Friday Facials with Friends’ Day at …

Day 18: Together

September 18, 2015 mhyh 0

Together We call down grace and gaze without wavering into the fires of creation. Together We find the place where love embraces fear, and tears taste like faith. Together We let our radiance be revealed in laughter and in longing. Together We hold the whole of life, sweet gr …

A Firm Place to Stand when Your Child Has Cancer

September 13, 2015 mhyh 0

I am honored to have one of my most beautiful, faithful, joyful friends, Amy Maiwald share her lived experience with cancer with her beloved husband, and now, their son as part of MHYH’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Series. Amy is as iron to me; she sharpens me. Tha …

Caterpillar

September 12, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 12: Be Transformed Amidst the Daily “Caterpillar” by Christina Rossetti Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk. May no toad spy you, May the little birds pass by you; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly. *Adapted …