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[…]

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

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 lips quivered and tried their hardest to Read more about Cancer Can’t Take It All[…]

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 emerged from within the easy chair beyond the kitchen, rising through the sounds of sizzling Read more about For My Dad[…]