The Challenges and Gifts of Autism

By Ashley Manzo In this blog post, Ashley Manzo shares her story of having an autistic child and the challenges – and gifts – of caring for her son during the COVID-19 pandemic. I never wanted to have kids. I’m sure this a strange way to start this article, but it’s true.  My husband and … Read more>>

Linnea’s Story: Living Longer With Lung Cancer Thanks To Research

Linnea Olson is a lung cancer patient/advocate who attributes her extended survival (diagnosed in April of 2005) to innovative medical research and clinical trials.  Extraordinarily mindful of what a gift each new day is, Linnea divides her time between her many friends, three children, art, writing, advocacy and a rather demanding little pup named Kumo. … Read more>>

Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Story: Trilogy of Terror

Throughout the month of October, we are dedicating our blog to stories of breast cancer. This blog post, from guest blogger Cynthia, is the fourth in our series. Cynthia is the mother of 3 fabulous now-grown homeschooled children, now married to the love of her life and living in wooded, wedded bliss in a tiny … Read more>>