Colonoscopy #14

May 18, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 2

Hi friends! So sorry it’s been awhile since I told you about the latest on my medical carousel. I appreciate how many of you jumped in to offer support after my last colonoscopy when I didn’t get the news I wanted. And then, tons more support came in when I was making surgery decisions, getting…

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Hey Cancer, FU! – A Tribute to John MacLeod

April 23, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 0

He was a bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the most loving way. If John could read this description about himself, I imagine he’d say, “Damn straight.” I first encountered this man in a bright, white hallway. He was, let’s just say, talking like a passionate, confident sales guy on the…

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Worth It – A Devotional

April 1, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer, Devotionals | 0

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” –…

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Colon Cancer Books

March 28, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer, Communications | 0

This is the last week of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to close out the month than with a list of some great colon cancer books? I enjoy raising awareness by telling my personal story of surviving colon cancer at age 17 and by connecting with others who’ve been impacted all…

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Meet author Kristina Smith – Widowed at age 25

March 16, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer, Testimony | 0

I met Kristina a few years ago at a meeting for people 7 Billion Ones featured, she quickly told me she was widowed at age 25 after her husband’s stage 4 colorectal cancer diagnosis. Our paths soon wove together as she became a Fight CRC advocate. She recently released a book that gives an honest…

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Common questions answered – a colon cancer blog

March 1, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 0

When I started blogging, I named my blog “Semicolon Stories” because it was a colon cancer blog. All of my posts involved surviving stage 3 colon cancer. Several years later, I started this blog to talk about a variety of topics in addition to colon cancer. My blogs are a good picture of the evolution…

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Taking surgery advice (and embracing the bowel diary)

February 16, 2019 | Danielle | Sickness | 2

It’s been a few months since I wrote a health update. Partly because I launched Unexpected: 25 advent devotionals and fully embraced it. (Which, if you supported this project, thank you! It sold over 800 books and is helping fund my friend Doc’s missionary travels!) A few other reasons I’ve not written an update include…

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