Posts Tagged ‘Leukemia’

Review: Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Review: Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Leukemia is a random killer. It can strike any one of us at any time. But for many, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. In fact, one in 200 Americans will receive such a transplant in their lifetime. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida,...
July 2nd, 2010 | Cancer Charity, Cancer Websites | Read More

I’M FURIOUS. Please read and lend your support to this soldier with leukemia!

I just finished reading the most offensive news article I have ever seen, courtesy of the San Antonio Express News. For those of you who don’t know, San Antonio, Texas, is home to Lackland Air Force Base, an enormous military installation where they train many new recruits. According to the article,...
November 24th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Still riding high after the LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance meeting!

Whew. I’m just now coming down from the 3rd annual LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance meeting here in Austin last week. It was so great that, after it was all over, I felt the post-event blues that happen after the best weddings. You know, when all your favorite people are in one place and you have this...
November 18th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

How does your cancer look translate into Halloween costumes?

I remember Halloween while I was on treatment. It was a banner year in the movies for bald and sick characters. I was trying to decide whether I should be: a) Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, dying of AIDS.b) a Holocaust survivor from Schindler’s List, dying from Nazis.c) Debra Winger from Shadowlands,...
November 18th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Defining Our Community of Support

Hi everyone— First of all, to clear up any confusion and calm the hysteria: We have NOT implemented a blanket ban on friends and family members of young adult cancer patients/survivors. As of now, My Planet is STILL OPEN TO ALL USERS OVER 18, including friends, family members and healthcare professionals. We...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

A Challenge for You: What are the Most Ridiculous Depictions of YAs with Cancer in Pop Culture?

Think perky little Mandy Moore in “A Walk to Remember.” Think of Dr. Green and his brain tumor on “ER.” Think Debra Winger in “Terms of Endearment.” Think “Wind Beneath My Wings.” We’re looking to compile a list of the most ridiculous pop culture...
October 15th, 2008 | Heidi Adams | Read More

Life with Cancer

Erin Zammet Ruddy is a leukemia patient. She is also an editor at Glamour Magazine. Her blog chronicles her life with cancer and how she lives her very interesting and inspirational life. Check out her blog to watch her video diary, see photos of her life and find out about her favorite charities. ...
July 4th, 2008 | Cancer Blogs, Leukemia | Read More