Cancer Won’t Get Me Down

Written by Madison Sibley of Bensalem, “Cancer Won’t Get Me Down” was the second-place winner in our 2014 Essay Contest’s middle school division. Madison (center) is pictured with her parents Karen and Wayne. How would you feel if the most important person … Continued

Hey Cancer, Why Grandma?

Written by Kasie Bloss of Quakertown, “Hey Cancer, Why Grandma?” was the first place winner in our 2014 Essay Contest’s middle school division. Kasie (center) is pictured with her parents Rhonda and Robert. For a lack of better words, Cancer is a major … Continued

A Million Smiles Away

Written by Victoria Mengel of Ivyland, “A Million Smiles Away” was the third-place winner in our 2014 Essay Contest’s high school division.  Have you ever met a person that could light up the whole room with one flash of their smile? … Continued

Best of Luck, Spiderman

Written by Tom Weir of Newtown, “Best of Luck, Spiderman” was the second-place winner in our 2014 Essay Contest’s high school division. Even if I wanted to forget the ordeal, I don’t think I ever could. It began in March of … Continued

In Loving Memory

Written by Abby Perks of Warminster, “In Loving Memory” was the first-place winner in our 2014 Essay Contest’s high school division. Abby (center) is pictured with (from left) brother Zachary, sister Emily, brother Matthew, brother Alex, and father Michael. The word … Continued

Meditation

Every day we make choices that affect our well being and that of the people around us and in our communities.   When individuals have like ideas and like ideals that is a community.   The world is a community.  Neighborhoods, towns, … Continued

Opening the Red Door

A Leap of Faith … For Karen Reif, the watershed moment came in the form of a neglected, pest-infested white farmhouse in Warminster. A couple years prior, she had been approached by a friend about joining a board that was … Continued

A Beautiful Place to Sit and Be

Sometimes the World is a Very Small Place More than twenty years ago, Jill Durovsik attended her cousin’s bridal shower. Casually chatting with the groom’s mother, she mentioned she’d recently had a baby, had sold the business she’d been running, … Continued

Nancy’s Story: Daffodils

Jeff and I spent two weeks in April traveling down to Florida and back. As we headed out, off came the winter coats and long pants, being replaced with shorts and flip flops. By the time we got to his … Continued

“Tom’s Fund Means Everything to Me”

A bedside in the Fox Chase Cancer Center isn’t the most obvious place for a romance to start. But that’s where Hope Raymond’s and Tom McDermitt’s paths first crossed, visiting a mutual friend living with advanced prostate cancer. “I walked … Continued