Author Archives: Administrator


The medical field has always been a fascination of mine. When I was a little kid, my favorite game to play with my friends was doctor. I would come up with crazy scenarios, getting stung by a black sea urchin, or being bitten by a rattlesnake, and fake the treatment for the situation. As I […]

David Szklaruk Traipe is a SURVIVOR!!

Academic Goals During high school, I had a biology teacher who opened my eyes to the sciences. Soon I started something I seldom did before: studying, not for a test, but out of a sheer passion for science. I began to spout information to my friends at lunch about the discovery I had made the […]

It’s Cancer…by Jade Finley

“It’s Cancer.” Just 36 hours prior to hearing those words, I learned that my little brother would be missing school to see the doctor for a sore throat. I then pretended to have a sore throat, too. I was nine years old when my thyroid cancer was discovered, and it was only because I had […]

I Couldn’t Stand Up…by Tyler Jones

I couldn’t stand up. There was a bizarre feeling going through my legs at the time, no pain, just an overwhelming sense of weakness whenever I tried to stand. I realized right then that something was very, very, wrong. That something turned out to be Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. That was the day I found […]

My Cancer Story – by Abigail Schreiber

I was three when I was diagnosed with Leukemia for the first time. I don’t remember much of that treatment because I was so young yet my parents said it was very difficult time. Luckily, after 3 years I was cured and we thought it would never come back. However, eight years later, when I […]

I’m James Moore – A Survivor!!

Our world is an incredibly busy system. There are many different world issues I could discuss that have been talked about for generations, like poverty, healthcare, violence, etc. However, I want to pose a topic that is often and easily overlooked. The topic is how people get so caught up in their everyday lives. They […]

Meet A Survivor – Olivia Waldenberg!

A stabbing pain rung through my heart as my achy and trembling body sat in disbelief. My eyes slowly started to swell up with tears. I held them back without a blink; afraid I would look weak if I let the tears roll down my face. Keeping it together as best as I could, my […]

Anna Mathias…A Survivor!!

My name is Anna Mathias. When I was twenty-two months old I was diagnosed with a malignant neuroblastoma, located in the nerves along my spinal cord. I soon underwent a twelve hour surgery that resulted in ninety-five percent of the tumor being removed. I then was given several rounds of chemotherapy, in hopes of killing […]

Meet a Survivor…Olivia Leeds

Even though something like cancer is a very negative thing, there are also some positive things that come out of it that some people overlook. The experience I went through caused me to choose my career. My nurses would always go above and beyond for me to make sure I was always smiling as I […]