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In the Family

It's so strange to think that the thing that can make you dangerously sick or even kill you was in you when you were first born. It just sits there. Deep inside your body, waiting to someday take hold of your life. As a young and healthy teenager, it's hard for me to...

No One Fights Alone

About a year and a half ago, my oldest brother, Taylor, the healthiest guy I've ever seen in my entire life, was diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer. I remember that day as clearly as if it was only a moment ago, we had gone to my grandma's house to see my aunt Nancy....

Andrew vs The Bug

Andrew and I were only born ten months apart but that didn't stop me from proudly wearing the title of being the eldest. We were products of a high school relationship that was never destined to go beyond high school. My mom was only 18 when got pregnant with her...

The Six Year Relationship

2015- 2016 started taking turns six years before. The journey began with the conversation that my mom and I had. I remember the day vividly. My brothers were playing outside, oblivious to the conversation that my mom and I were having. We sat down at the kitchen...

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...