Winning Essays

Winning Essays

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My Journey

My Journey

As I sit here looking down at a picture taken at Camp Ukandu, remembering all the memories, love and sadness...
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In the Family

In the Family

It's so strange to think that the thing that can make you dangerously sick or even kill you was in...
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Losing my Father

Losing my Father

Well-known antonyms for hope: doubt, despair, pessimism. Most people forget to add 'cancer' to that list. For me, hopelessness was...
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Knotted Happiness

Knotted Happiness

In eighth grade, I walked down the halls of my middle school, desperate for answers, my heart pounding in my...
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How Pizza Saves Lives

How Pizza Saves Lives

You know how when you were younger, in elementary school, and the school liked to do fun little fundraisers? When...
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Cancer’s Effect

Cancer’s Effect

My life had been consistently perfect up until October 5th 2017. That was the day when my life turned completely...
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we planned our future, but then the present came crashing down

we planned our future, but then the present came crashing down

How do you break the news to a nine-year-old that her little brother is dying? I am Victor's sister. I...
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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...
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Truth and Triumph

Truth and Triumph

A loss is something that everyone has to deal with at one point in time. For most, it's during their...
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Hindsight

Hindsight

They always say, that everything looks better in hindsight. I never really understood that. My name is Hayden Lohr. I...
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Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

It was the month leading to the end of Middle School. Nothing to worry about except enjoying my summer and...
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Strongest Parents

Strongest Parents

Life in the Fisher household was just like any other family. My mom Liz was a stay home mom, and...
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Why Do the Good People Have to Die

Why Do the Good People Have to Die

We were running through the waves of the ocean and the sun was shining brightly upon us. We were laughing...
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My brother’s battle with cancer

My brother’s battle with cancer

I always wanted a little brother that I could watch over, love and protect, so I was thrilled when my...
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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...
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Losing My Mother to Pancreatic Cancer

Losing My Mother to Pancreatic Cancer

When I was four, my parents sat me down and had a conversation with me. A conversation that at the...
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Beautiful Pain

Beautiful Pain

Cancer. A word that is screamed, spelled, pronounced, explained, even whispered in pain. My brother is 13 years old, and...
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Dear Cancer

Dear Cancer

Dear Cancer, It has been over one year since you have taken my mother from me. She is gone, yet...
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