Can you live a long life after cancer?

January 4, 2023 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

It’s been more than 20 years since I was diagnosed with colon cancer. In some ways, it still seems like yesterday. In other ways, it seems like a lifetime ago. But I’m living proof that yes, you can live a long life after cancer. We’re all different: your cancer is different from mine. Even if […]

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Surviving Marriage (15 pieces of advice from high school sweethearts)

May 7, 2020 | Mike&Danielle | Family | 0

Starry-eyed and lovestruck, it almost seems wrong that 15 years later, I’m writing a post on “surviving marriage.” We were some of the millions who got married in 2005 pledging to love for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health. Yet just like every couple who is married for longer than a few days, […]

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To my caregiver Mike: What I hope you know

February 21, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 3

Behind every survivor is a caregiver. Sometimes this looks like doctors and nurses. Other times, it’s family and friends. I have an entourage of caregivers in my life. But if you asked each one of them who makes my world go round, there’s one answer: Mike. As I’ve been writing my memoir, Mom, Dad and […]

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We painted the room purple – A Devotional on Compromise

February 18, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Several years ago, before our loft was littered with Barbie houses and LOL dolls, Mike and I decided to paint its dark, aqua-green walls. But, shortly after agreeing to paint the room, we ran into a snag: I envisioned deep, bold red walls and he wanted light blue. Standing on nearly opposite sides of the […]

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Cancer and marriage breakdown

July 25, 2016 | Danielle | Family | 0

God gave me Mike as a freshman in high school. We never imagined we’d face a cancer and marriage breakdown years later. We met through our friend Erin. We became best friends first. I didn’t “like like” him until a few years later. I was 16 going on 17. We eased into dating just a […]

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