Finding community changed sickness for me

September 23, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

My friends’ fingers gently wrapped around my arm as they led me out my front door. Faint rays of light broke through my blindfold as I slowly stepped down from the porch. I soon felt gravel under my feet. They were taking me somewhere, and I trusted them, but I had no idea what the…

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Getting Angry at God

June 9, 2017 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Faith | 6

Today I’ve been “cancer free” for 8 years… again. On June 9, 2009 my second occurrence was found, breaking my 8-year “no evidence of disease” streak. Part of me wanted to sit in a puddle of worry today – what if the streak breaks again? Another part of me, a much smaller part, wanted to…

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Health care reform (a cancer survivor’s perspective)

May 5, 2017 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

There is justifiably two sides to every story, but here are my thoughts on health care reform as a cancer survivor. I try to maintain a balanced opinion when it comes to political issues and see all perspectives and sides. But I find myself struggling deeply when Congress doesn’t vote in a way to support…

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Learning to accept my mission field

May 6, 2016 | Danielle | Faith | 1

The tables were lined with colorful runners, authentically stitched by (what I imagined to be) elderly Guatemalan women with long braided hair sitting in the marketplace talking to travelers. Handmade noisemakers and dolls made the perfect centerpieces. Postcards with a photo of my friend’s beautiful family served as a “program” and explained her ministry and…

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