Tag: Cancer

🎧 Two Time Cancer Survivor Sean Swarner Redefines Impossible

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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 […]

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“I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go. I love my life,” says Holly

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A day before her death at just 27 years old, Holly Butcher wrote an open letter to the world. As she reflected back at her young life, she wrote “I’m 27 now. I don’t want to go,” she wrote. “I love my life. I am happy… I owe that to my loved ones. But the […]

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Sean Swarner Goes From Cancer to Seven Summits

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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 […]

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High School Senior Brings ‘Moral Strength’ in Inspiring Speech

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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 […]

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“If a man can do it, I can do it,” the story of Marci Simms

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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 […]

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Star Wars Force Comes Thru For Daniel

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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 […]

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The Dance of a Lifetime

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“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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