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A family focus on hope.

It’s not a stretch to say that helping is in Charles McGivney Junior’s DNA. In fact, to ask him or his wife Randi, their recognition

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Why tenacity matters in the face of cancer

My husband, Gary, was  stubborn tenacious. When he was first diagnosed with late-stage, slow-growing cancer, we learned he could expect about two years of life. But

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Wedding. Cancer. Divorce.

Ask any cancer survivor and there’s a good chance they can name the friend (or friends!) who bailed after diagnosis. A quick search for “losing

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Written by Support Volunteer Marci Floski. To read more of her work, visit her blog The 8th Hard Thing. the truth is we do move

Yeah, but - stories of cancer survivors who are finding hope and giving support
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Addicted to the “yeah, but…”

“I’m addicted to the “yeah, but…” ~Dr. Ryan Gustus “Yeah, but…” is where the Support Volunteers of the Cancer Hope Network community thrive. For them,

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Becoming friends with hope.

Chrysalis Gala honorees Diane and Tom Bongiorno talk life-changing brochures, business and hope.

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Friendship doesn’t run away.

When blood tests showed slightly elevated PSA levels, Joe Borzacchiello’s doctors were cautiously optimistic, telling him that few patients with similar levels had cancer. In

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A bag of FU and hope.

Michael Korb was 59 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had no family history of cancer and had been putting off the colonoscopy

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Puppies, puking and hope.

Jenn’s diagnosis with leiomyosarcoma was as unexpected as the disease is rare. “I was in my last year of medical training, getting ready to be

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Hopelight Spotlight: Jeff Scott

“I don’t think of cancer as a death knell for people. There are so many treatments. I try to let people know that they can

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Christmas in July

There’s a reason Christmas is often known as the “most wonderful time of the year.” For that one day, it seems everyone is just a

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My Dad Got Sick: Money vs. Memories

Guest post by Jay Perry In early 2013, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and given nine months to live. He would

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Hopelight Spotlight: Glioblastoma Survivor David

These days, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), or brain cancer, is in the news more than ever. For David Swan, the reports are especially personal. He recently

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