Get Inspired

Messages of hope and inspiration can provide comfort and encouragement when we need it most.  A few words from someone who has shared a similar journey often times gives us the strength we need to fight for another day. Do you have a favorite message that inspires you?  Please share it with us.  What you say might just brighten someone else’s day.

It’s #InspirationTuesday Again…

#InspirationTuesday.  Tuesdays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week as it has become the day where we are making a concerted effort to share uplifting messages with our readers.  Whether it’s an inspirational quote or a paradigm-shifting speech (much like the one given by Stuart Scott in July, 2014), a few words...


#InspirationTuesday

I will never forget the day we were told that my husband Alan had cancer.  To say we were in a complete state of shock would be a gross understatement.  Alan was 46 years old. He had a very rare and aggressive cancer.  And intense chemotherapy needed to begin almost immediately....


More Inspirational Quotes for Anyone Touched By Cancer

  Sometimes we read an inspirational quote or hear a speech (like the one I posted yesterday from Stuart Scott) that lift our spirit and give us perspective.  Simple words of wisdom from someone who has shared a similar journey can give us hope and strength- two much needed weapons in the fight against cancer.  Here are 18 inspirational, hope-filled quotes for...


Stuart Scott’s Inspirational Speech

 “You beat cancer by how you lived, why you lived and in the manner in which you lived. So live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.”- Stuart Scott   In July, 2014, Stuart...

Advice on How to Live Life

  While we were battling Alan’s cancer, I printed out the 50 inspirational lessons below and placed them on my bathroom mirror.  I needed to be reminded that life was still good, despite the onslaught of heartbreaking news we were receiving.   And now, 4 years after his passing, I STILL read them every morning as I’m getting...


The Power of Resilience is in EVERYONE!

  I saw this on HopeLab’s FaceBook Page and had to repost it on CancerHawk today.  It so eloquently redefines what is within each of us.  Cancer has shown me that each one of us is stronger than we realize.  When you look in the mirror, what do you see? xoxoxoxoxo


Innovative Research + Funding = Hope

  During the summer of 2009, my husband was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.  One year later, at the young age of 47, he died.  Throughout that year, we had some of the top cancer researchers in the world working on Alan’s case.  Their efforts gave us hope that we would...


Dedicate A Day to A Sarcoma Warrior

sarcoma (n):  A malignant tumor that arises from the musculoskeletal system tissues such as bone, muscle or connective tissue.  Sarcomas comprise 1% of adult cancer cases and 15% of pediatric cases.  Although sarcomas can arise anywhere on the body, the most common location is in the limbs.  There are over...




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