It was a glorious moment as her smile lit up the room. The big room that is, the one known as ‘The People’s House’. It was a moment that Grace would never forget. “You are an inspiration to us all,” proclaimed the president, as he delivered Grace’s story to a nation that was in need […]
At the time, it seemed a pretty lofty goal; to climb out of the hospital bed and crawl eight feet to the bathroom. A simple task by most standards, but not when you have life-ending cancer. Compare that moment to being just eight feet from the summit of Mount Everest. In contrast, the eight feet to […]
We should all have such big dreams. Like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, not one time, but a dozen times. And then there was the trek up Mount Everest. You might even decide to climb the highest peak on every continent – completing the seven summits. Now, imagine you did all this with only one lung! This […]
A week before 18-year-old Jake Bailey was to give a speech for the graduating class at Christchurch Boys’ High School in New Zealand – he was diagnosed with cancer. A very aggressive form of cancer – Burkitts non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Bailey is the Student Body President at his school – in New Zealand, it’s referred to as the Senior […]
Marci Simms, an NYPD lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks – just lost her battle to cancer – 16 months after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. “If a man can do it, I can do it,” Simms would say. And so she did – do it that is! Simms spent more […]
The wish was for Daniel to see the film at a private screening, before the December 18th premiere – not easily done since this is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Director JJ Abrams said he wanted to give Daniel a private screening of the four-hour unedited filmuncut version. Update to Story: Five […]
“He didn’t have to do what he did, but he did,” said Greta Perske. The he – is the stranger who stepped in to save her life from leukemia – Danny Daniels. Daniels gave the gift of life with his bone marrow donation back in 2007. At that time Greta was only sixteen years old. It was at […]
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