Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
"The Gift of Nothing" is a sweet book that takes less than five minutes to read. As you engage in end-of-year reflections and resolutions, check out this gift book to help you look to 2013 with renewed hope.
JAJF sends each family on a tailor-made all-expense-paid trip to provide a place where...
The whole family can escape the drudgery, pain and sadness of a parent's terminal illness
The dying parent can focus on enjoying and loving the children
The children can create joy-filled family memories to last a lifetime after their parent dies
These trips that are priceless to the families are expensive for the Foundation. As founder Jon Albert says, "Thank you for helping JAJF be the only organization in the country: Treating the families; not the cancer®."
You have lots of choices regarding your end-of-year donations. A donation to JAJF is a huge gift that promotes healing where the best available treatments fail. To view video, click here. To donate, click here.
Here are more reflections on the December 11th NYTimes article about the 11th-hour rescue of a dying 6-year-old girl with an investigational treatment. I hope you find them useful in the pursuit of Healthy Survivorship.
Yesterday's NYTimes article about the 11th-hour rescue of a dying 6-year-old girl with an investigational treatment created a lot of buzz. Here are a few reflections on the story that might be useful to Healthy Survivors.
Parents going through chemo often struggle to explain their alopecia (hair loss) to their young children. The rhyming verse in Nowhere Hair offers a healing conversation-starter that is both whimsical and profound.
Writers choose words and phrases with care. In all my years of writing, only once or twice have I repeated a sentence word-for-word in a single essay. So when surgeon Nuland did so in How We Die, I took notice.