Artwork and Poems

Aspects of Adjustment

by David Bays May 19, 2020

I was in the middle of a singing lesson during my senior year of high school when I started having trouble gathering enough breath to hit the notes correctly. “It’s probably just the winter season cold and I’m still learning how to use my voice,” I thought.

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The Bubble – Life Comes to a Screeching Halt Because of Cancer.

by Angie Giallourakis March 2, 2020

Can I keep working? What do you mean I might be too weak? What do you mean my immune system will be susceptible to germs? Will I have to leave school? What about my athletic scholarship?

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How Writing Has Helped Me Live

by Mette de Fine Licht May 14, 2019

I clearly remember the first time I read a book. Not a children’s book but a real novel.  You know? My reading experience happened during what I call LBC or Life Before Cancer. I was 12 years old and it was a magical experience. The pages turned themselves.

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Failed Magic Tricks

by Hannah Starkey March 7, 2019

I’m in line trying to buy my vegetables and pay the cashier but when she says it’ll be $62.48, I shut down. I remember I have cash and I fumble with it and I hand her the money and when she says I’m $12 short I fumble some more to count the money and I […]

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Being a Kid Again: Making a Bird-feeder

by Samantha Krizo

I made the feeder as a present for my father who is an avid bird watcher, so we tied string to it and hung it on a tree. It made me feel like a school girl again to do craft projects and bring it home to my family.

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