Winning Essays

Winning Essays

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Victorious

Victorious

November 12, 2017. Tick. Tick. Tick. I’m laying in a cold, white hospital room listening to the clock click off...
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A Family Meal

A Family Meal

As usual, we sit around the table and focus on our screens. My mom fidgets nervously, searching for a topic...
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Miracle Boy

Miracle Boy

Growing up I was a goofy, energetic kid. I would spend my time running all over the place, finding things...
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Dear C,

Dear C,

I think about you in my sleep. Dreaming, of the lives you stifle breath out of, the lives you freely...
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A Word I Got To Know

A Word I Got To Know

When my mom first spoke the word “cancer” to five year old me, it had no meaning. It was just...
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An Extraordinary Life

An Extraordinary Life

For my eighth birthday I had a cupcake party. My best friends came over and we decorated and ate cupcakes....
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Can a Hospital be a Playground?

Can a Hospital be a Playground?

Obviously, a hospital is not the first place that comes up when you think of a playground, but for me,...
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It Isn’t a Battle That Can Be Lost

It Isn’t a Battle That Can Be Lost

I have a grievance with the way society treats cancer. I have a grievance with the way cancer treats society....
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Cancer Still Wrapped

Cancer Still Wrapped

I sat down beside my eldest brother in the living room, my middle brother would not be home from college...
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Even Gloomy Hospital Rooms Get Sunlight

Even Gloomy Hospital Rooms Get Sunlight

A thin shard of sunlight sliced through the pale blue curtains in the cold hospital room, burning against my throat....
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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...
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Peter Crawford, a Father Figure

Peter Crawford, a Father Figure

“My father passed away from cancer when I was nine.” I know their next words after this statement: I am...
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Starring: Cancer

Starring: Cancer

Before her diagnosis, my big sister, Emma, had to be the most popular girl in school. She was the girl...
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Too Young

Too Young

Too young to remember it all. Too young to hear those life-changing words. Too young to grow up so fast....
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Waking from A Dream

Waking from A Dream

Four months of empty memories have risen from the depths of my soul after all these years. As if I’m...
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