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Hope Soars with 1000 Paper Crane Project

Hope Soars with 1000 Paper Crane Project

1000 paper cranes. "What does that mean to you?" Words, images, and objects can hold different meanings and show different ideas to individual people. My 1000 folded Japanese origami paper cranes demonstrate all of my hopes,...

Cancer, More Than a Word

Cancer, More Than a Word

Everyone knows the word cancer, but what does it really entail? According to Webster is 'a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body' but everyone knows there is more meaning to a word than just the definition. Cancer is more...

Hindsight

Hindsight

They always say, that everything looks better in hindsight. I never really understood that. My name is Hayden Lohr. I was diagnosed when I was three years old with childhood leukemia.  Looking back, I realize that this was the best thing that ever happened to me. When...

Cancer Can't Take It All

Cancer Can't Take It All

At that time in my life, I had never seen such courage through heartbreak. Not once had I witnessed someone display that much strength amidst tears. My brothers, father, and I watched as my mom untied her head scarf, revealing her shaven head for the first time. Her...

For My Dad

Searching through the foil covered casseroles that infested my fridge, a yearning for a freshly cooked meal overcame me. Unfortunately, the extent of my culinary skills is demonstrated by the occasional quesadilla made on the stovetop. "Hello." A baritone voice...

True Beauty is Strength

For most people my age they have not come face to face with death. Whether it be directly or indirectly, they have not experienced much loss. I however have become very familiar with death and more importantly the preciousness of life. It began earlier this year in...

What Cancer taught me

It's hard for me to know where to start with my experience with cancer. I thought I could go on for pages but when I attempted to start I could barely figure out the first sentence. But it's not really the thought of cancer itself that hurts me so much it's the part...

Pioneer

Statistics show that everyday 43 kids are diagnosed with childhood cancer, on September 9, 2009 I was one of those kids. I had just started the 4th grade at a brand-new school, it was the second day and my teacher had assigned us the homework project to fill a bag...

A blessing in disguise

It seemed as if I had been laying on the top of Mt. Everest to bathing in the lava of a scorching volcano. I felt cold chills racing throughout my body as I shook uncontrollably. My body would then suddenly reach high temperatures. When I was asleep I didn't need to...