Healing

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Mike: Don't Feel Sorry for Yourself, Just Keep Moving

Five years since his legs went out from under him during a tennis doubles match, Mike Hart of Alexandria, VA, doesn’t know why he still struggles to walk and talk. Many scary possibilities have been ruled out, but the closest to diagnosis Mike has come, even after being examined at top medical institutions across the… Read More

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Tomo: Music for Me is the Best Medicine

While fighting a rare melanoma that has cost him his right eye, Gulf War veteran Thomas “Tomo” Riley of Hastings, MN, sometimes tapes a paper target with the word “c-a-n-c-e-r” scrawled in black ink to a backdrop in his garage. Then he takes aim with the laser sight on his Airsoft Machine Gun. As he… Read More

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Tomo: Fight with Every Ounce of Your Being

While fighting a rare melanoma that has cost him his right eye, Gulf War veteran Thomas “Tomo” Riley of Hastings, MN, sometimes tapes a paper target with the word “c-a-n-c-e-r” scrawled in black ink to a backdrop in his garage. Then he takes aim with the laser sight on his Airsoft Machine Gun. As he… Read More

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Amy: Connection is a Huge Part of Healing

Seeing her 14-year-old son, Andre, play second base and centerfield for the Somerset Spartans after an off-season of treatment for recurrent kidney cancer represents more than Amy Beasley of Somerset, WI, can put into words. “We thought there was no way Andre could go through this much chemo and radiation—again—and still be on the field… Read More

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Tanya: Cancer is Transformational

Having her chickens come home to roost helped heal Tanya Bailey of St. Paul, MN, during and after treatment for cancer in her left tonsil, at the base of her tongue and lymph nodes. Real chickens. Silkies. In a back-yard coop, built by Tanya’s husband and primary caregiver, Peter. Tanya is a social worker, therapist… Read More

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