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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To Life! – A Tribute to Dr. Tom

November 15, 2017 | Danielle | Cancer | 5

Scroll down past the big trees – he told us on his personal blog – and there you’ll find me. In a picture from one of his hiking trips, surrounded by beautiful tall trunks of some of the world’s tallest trees, there Tom Marsilje didn’t only find himself but introduced himself. Humble. Happy. Hopeful he…

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A Week of Grief

March 23, 2017 | Danielle | Relationships & Coping | 0

I gently patted around the blankets looking for her frail hand to hold, but it was too buried. So I settled for combing my fingers through her thinning gray hair. Under normal circumstances, she’d hate it that so many saw her without freshly styled curls. But this week, there was no beauty shop visit. Nor…

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Because She Was Rose

December 18, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer | 21

I stood off to the side, a common place for me, and watched her arms raise and hips gently sway. The sparkles on her low-cut, v-neck, blue sequence dress flashed in the lights. Her tall silver heels and spiky hair, not to mention her signature blue eye shadow, led me to believe she felt good.…

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This is the post for Belle.

January 8, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer, Faith | 4

This is the post for Belle. The one she asked me to write — more than once. The one she said people needed. The one she said people were asking about. The one she said would help. The one she said she couldn’t do, but the one she knew I could. I like to think…

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