Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

Losing my Father

Well-known antonyms for hope: doubt, despair, pessimism. Most people forget to add ‘cancer’ to that list. For me, hopelessness was the only thing I felt throughout my father’s struggle with cancer. If hope was the thing with feathers, then hopelessness must have been the ball of abnormal cells in my father’s throat. My father was Read more about Losing my Father[…]

How Pizza Saves Lives

You know how when you were younger, in elementary school, and the school liked to do fun little fundraisers? When I was younger, I knew that the money went to other people and kids who needed it. But my focus was usually on winning the pizza party. You do all of these fundraisers for Leukemia Read more about How Pizza Saves Lives[…]

Cancer’s Effect

My life had been consistently perfect up until October 5th 2017. That was the day when my life turned completely upside down. She came home earlier than expected, and my dad went missing. They were outside and they sat in our car discussing her doctor’s appointment which she had just returned from. I knew something Read more about Cancer’s Effect[…]

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

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 than a word or disease. It is Read more about Cancer, More Than a Word[…]