The brave 16-year-old girl whose dying wish was to record Katy Perry's "Roar," died on Monday. Olivia Wise had been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor, but refused to let it get her down. After learning that there were no treatments available for her condition, she decided to step foot into a recording studio and sing this empowering track. You'd think the tragic news would have killed this poor girl's spirit, but it was quite the opposite: She got in there sang and literally gave it her all!Continue Reading >
Hugh Jackman, one of the sexiest and most talented actors of our times, has skin cancer. He was recently brave enough to post the picture you see here to his Instagram account announcing that he just discovered he has basal cell carcinoma. And he found out thanks to his concerned wife who was the one who convinced him to go get a mark he had on his nose checked out. The Oscar nominee's skin cancer was successfully treated and removed ... but do you even know what basal cell carcinoma is and how to check for it?Continue Reading >
A mother with stage 4 breast cancer has been banned from attending her daughter's school for the most horrifying reason ever. Kerri Mascareno was told by the Tierra Antigua Elementary school's principal that she could not enter the building because her body odor was disturbing employees and making them ill. And it's not like this poor woman wasn't showering or anything. The distinct smell came as a result of her body's reaction to the chemotherapy treatment she was receiving. How insensitive could that principal be?Continue Reading >
ABC reporter Amy Robach was asked to get a mammogram live on Good Morning America for "GMA Goes Pink" day. She didn't want to do it, she had put off getting her first mammogram for about year and it took some convincing from colleagues to get her to accept the challenge and hopefully inspire many other women to get their first mammogram because mammograms save lives, they really do. The mammogram that Amy Robach took on October 1, in front of millions of people quite literally saved her life.Continue Reading >
¿Y quién le quita lo bailado? Estoy convencida de que no hay nada más poderoso que la alegría y parece que los médicos de Deborah Cohan en San Francisco opinan igual, pues la apoyaron en su decisión de comenzar el procedimiento para una doble mastectomía con un baile colectivo y hasta fueron más allá. Su doctora le pidió a sus familiares y amigos que hicieran lo mismo y subieran los vídeos a YouTube. Si les ves las caras en los vídeos te darás cuenta como la aprehensión y la preocupación parecen sufrir una transformación asombrosa para convertirse en gozo. Tienes que mirar los vídeos, son contagiosos y te harán sonreír. Aquí te los puse más abajo.Continue Reading >
¡Es cierto! la acriz Lorena Rojas cumplió su más codiciado sueño: Ser mamá. Una mamá latina. La forma natural no se le dio debido a sus tratamientos contra el cáncer, que la acosa por segunda vez, por lo que acudió a la adopción y ya tendría entre sus brazos a una hermosa bebita a la que ha se rumora que ha decidido dar el nombre de Luciana Rojas.
Jen Bulik was only 35 when she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer earlier this year. She was given four to six months to live and instead of focusing on her impending death, the California woman and her long-time boyfriend decided to get married and live in the present as much as possible. Thanks to the generosity of strangers who donated over $50,000 worth of goods and services, Jen married Jeff Lang in a dream ceremony at the end of July.
On Thursday, she lost her battle with cancer in what her husband described as a "very peaceful" and "beautiful" moment.Continue Reading >
I'm excited to tell you about 26-year-old Ashley Gayle-Boothe from Tampa, Florida because she's pretty exceptional. You see there was a chunk of time when Ashley was pretty certain that she couldn't get pregnant. She has endometriosis and doctors told her pregnancy was against the odds. Well, you probably can tell where this is going. She beat the odds! In March, Ashley got pregnant. That's awesome, right and makes for a great story on its own, but that's not where this story ends. Oh no, Ashley was just embarking on her pregnancy journey when things to a turn to the terrifying.Continue Reading >
I've been afraid of cancer for as long as I can remember. It's terrifying and something that many feel compelled to speak of in whispers. Seeing people suffer through treatment hasn't always struck me as an empowering experience mostly because it can be so gut-wrenching, but watching a 60-second time-lapse video that chronicles a year of treatment in the life of its creator and breast cancer survivor Emily Helck is quite possibly one of the most beautiful and life-affirming things I've ever seen. I think you should watch it too.Continue Reading >
While many of us have wasted no time criticizing the childlike behavior of our elected officials that has resulted in the federal government shutting down, truth is most of us won't be really affected by it. Unfortunately, the parents of children with cancer can't say the same thing. That's because their sick children won't be able to register for new and potentially-life saving clinical trials through the National Institutes of Health thanks to the shutdown.Continue Reading >