I met Chris Draft yesterday. I have been wanting to meet Chris for a long time. Chris is one of those extra ordinary people that you come across once in a life time. To begin with Chris is a Stanford graduate who played both college and professional Football, he also lost his wife Keasha to Lung Cancer. Chris currently runs Team Draft Family Foundation. Continue reading
You came to our house uninvited and tried to take away our happiness. You threatened to take away my daughter’s mother before she was even ten. Who does that? Why are you so evil? But you didn’t win? A year later we have emerged even stronger as a family. We are closer and have learned to enjoy every day to the fullest. What is most evil about you is that you come with a stigma. Unlike breast cancer that comes with sympathy, you have come with “did your wife smoked?” Gee thanks! Continue reading
They say you learn all your choice four letter words by the time you are ten, but at the age of 42 I learned a new one, “scan”. Ok… if you went up to a large inmate and yelled “Scan You”, he would probably look more confused than pissed. But to those of us in cancer world scan times scary times. There is a term for the period before we get scan results, and it’s called “Scan Anxiety“.
Last week I finally hit a wall. I have had enough and needed a break from the cancer world. It started with a death of a 26 year old Harvard graduate to a father in pain with a sick wife. This disease has no mercy. I was becoming visibly upset and since Molly was turning 40 on Saturday, I decided to take a break. Continue reading
This Saturday Molly will turn 40. This is not just a big milestone birthday, it is also almost to the year of her Lung Cancer diagnosis. Last year this time she felt awful but it was being dismissed as professional and parental fatigue. Continue reading