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Goal!! Telling My 10-Year-Old About My Diagnosis

By on July 22nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

The stunning victory by the US Women’s Soccer team reminded me of my 11-year-old daughter’s last game of the 2015 spring season. Julie had two assists, contributing to her team’s 6-1 win and ending an otherwise abysmal season (2-5-1) on a high note. The Leprechauns (so named for their bright green jerseys) finally gelled, celebrating their triumph with a Carli Lloyd-inspired group hug.

Julie played …

Staying Present With Laurel May Bond

By on July 15th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

In April of this year, San Francisco software innovator Brett Bond reached out to Breastcancer.org to find out if there were ways we could work together. Brett runs Concrete Interactive, an agency that develops apps for health, tech, and children’s companies, as well as numerous other clients. Soon we were on the first of many calls, opening up a very cool tech-meets-healthcare dialogue largely inspired …

Three Words Change Everything

By on June 24th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s note: The following post was originally published on the Just Three Words site in May 2014.

When I graduated college I was excited to be starting the next chapter of my life. I was sure that by the next year I would have found a cool job, possibly in a new city, and enjoying establishing myself as an adult. I could never have imagined …

Bald, Fat & Crazy: Wig Shopping

By on June 18th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

From the Publisher: When Stephanie, an occupational therapist, tri-athlete, and mother of one, was 37 years old, she was in the midst of adopting a daughter from China, had accepted she wouldn’t get pregnant again after four years of trying, and was deciding what to wear to her 20th high school reunion. But her focus quickly changed when she discovered a hard, chick-pea-sized lump …

Hugs and Drugs

By on June 8th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in June 2012 at www.canceristhenewblack.com.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Amma is an Indian woman who travels around the world giving out hugs. She’s hugged millions and millions of people and in the process collected a large following who claim she’s a saint and has special healing powers. She’s on a U.S. tour now, …

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