The Opposite of Anguish

Everything is transient, even death. It never happens like this, yet it always does.

You Know It’s Love When He Says, “Honey, I’ll Freeze Your Head”

For this my husband carried dry ice and panty liners in his tool box.

5 Things No One Tells You When Your Mother Has Cancer

There is no way to be truly prepared, but James Woodruff shares what he learned when his mother was diagnosed with cancer.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Nick Geddes’ Long Road to Recovery

In April of 2011 while racing the Sea Otter Classic in California, I had an unexpected crash during the Dual Slalom finals that ended up changing my life.

The Most Uncool Thing I’ve Ever Written About Drinking

With the trend of the lethal drinking game “Neknominations” becoming mainstream, Amy White wants to reach out to kids with her story … and doesn’t care how uncool you think it is.

A Love Story for the Strong of Heart: Ed and Katrien

He moved to another country for her, and now she is doing everything she can to save his life.

Marjorie: Her Eyes Stared Down Death

George Davis was only there to repair Marjorie’s refrigerator. But her eyes told him stories he would take home with him.

How Do You Make a Kid Feel Good About Chemotherapy? Re-brand it as ‘Superformula’

We can imagine that one of the worst things about going through chemotherapy for a child is the fear. And who fights fear better than a superhero?

Father Helps Kids Get to Chemo

In the wake of his son’s death, Richard Nares started an organization to help low-income families get their children to chemotherapy.

Going with the Alternative: Supporting My Mother’s Healthcare Choices

When his mother’s cancer returned, Joe Barton learned how oncologists might regard alternative therapy: as competition, rather than complement to their care.

My Wobbly Bicycle, 17: A Tribute to My Husband

Poet Fleda Brown’s moving tribute to the man who sees her as beautiful, chemo hat or not.

Boyfriend Shaves His Head to Show “Solidarity” With Cancer Stricken Girlfriend

A gesture of love becomes an internet sensation.

Learning How to Grow

After a stroke, Bryce Emley’s father suffers permanent physical and mental impairment, but the cruelest effect has been the damage to his manhood.

Staring Down the Barrel

Until his first round chemotherapy is done, John Taylor feels like he’s staring down the barrel of a gun… There will be no celebration until the follow-up scans show success. Click or boom.

When Your Parent Dies

What gifts of care or truth are worthwhile to the dying, and to those left behind?

Could Scientists Have Found a Possible Cure for AIDS/HIV?

As breakthroughs go, finding a cure for AIDS would be pretty high on the list, and that’s what Berlin doctors believe they have achieved.