Category: Illness

Just Keep Swimming

| by Brook Zander | On March 14, 2015, I received a double lung transplant. Each year, there are less than 10,000 of these operations performed. Lungs have a higher risk of infection than...

The Gift of Life

| by Marcia Anderson | On August 26, 2014, my daughter made the decision to have her name added to a waiting list for new lungs. She’d been living with an unknown lung disease...

Not In The Pink

| by Tina Martel | [SYS Editors’ Note: Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are honored to bring our community another excerpt from ‘Not in the Pink’ – Tina Martel’s beautiful, award-winning...

Not in the Pink

| by Tina Martel | ‘Not in the Pink’ is Tina Martel’s beautiful documentation of her entire experience surrounding her diagnosis and treatment of Stage Two B breast cancer. This amazing, raw, honest book,...

Pariah

| by Rhonda D. Clower | Cancer… the word dropped like a dirty word in a quiet small town Church on a Sunday and like a dirty word in church horror and fear appeared...

Not in the Pink

| by Tina Martel | In 2011 I was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer. These are the first pages of my sketchbook/journal that I created while I was going through treatments. I would like to...