A Stroke of Difference

unnamed

A brain hemorrhage led to a life-changing stroke for Ade Djajamahardja at age 42. First came the fear. And then came his new life.

Quiet Survival: A Story of Detainment

Jeffrey-Fowle-AP-290x173

Erin Kelly recounts the story of Jeffrey Fowle and two other Americans who were recently detained in North Korea.

Monogamous? This STD Doesn’t Care

6980584656_478d76d430_z

There’s a new STI on the rise, and here’s what you need to know about Lyme Disease. Yes, Lyme Disease.

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written…

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written...

Dave Kelly is not looking forward to the day he has to explain his brain tumor to his young son.

My Own Braveheart

Naomi and Steve

What kind of man stands by a lady he has been with a short time through diagnosis’ including Multiple Sclerosis and Psychosis? A good man, writes Naomi Snell.

What Your Friends With Cancer Want You To Know (But Are Afraid To Say)

8734773789_3b1d341757_z

The inside scoop from someone who’s been there.

An Open Letter To Same Gender Loving Black Men

4362139409_aaac5365b7_z.jpg

Dr. David J. Malebranche shares the heartbreaking loss of his friend, Warner, and how the story of his life has a chance to impact us all.

When’s A Guy Good Enough?

taxi

A cab driver presents a rhetorical question and warns us about the dangers of higher education for men.

His Next Breath: A GoFundMe Campaign

Clay3 - Copy

Clay Bayer’s body is rejecting the transplanted lungs he received 5 years ago. And now he needs your help to breathe again.

Finding Beauty While Living With Uncertainty

michael

Orin Hahn talks with Artist Michael Alan about creating in the face of adversity.

Thumbing for Nickels

nickel 2

Rob Azevedo watched as his father died broke, and sees his neighbor about to do the same. Is this the new norm for all of who face aging today?

3 Lessons About Manhood That I Learned from Having Heart Disease

I never dreamed I'd be a heart patient at 22.

Andrew Carlson writes about being a young man living with heart disease, and what it has taught him about manhood.

Intimacy With a Man Going Through a Health Crisis

dialysis photo by newslighter

“When you walk into the Dutch Dialysis Center you see blood everywhere.” Sherri Rosen accompanies a friend to dialysis and learns about herself in the process.

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

donate

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

Dear Husband, I Have Hemorrhoids

Still Life with Grapes and a Carnation, c. 1880 by Henri Fantin-Latour, oil on canvas.

Sometimes, the “icky” things our bodies do show us wonderful things about the relationships we have.

Zombie Holiday

loneliness

In this installment of Matt Salesses’s “Love, Recorded:” loneliness, recorded.