Why My Mom’s Cancer Story is Different…and How it Impacts YOU.

I was very nervous about my trip to Chicago. A good friend was getting married, tickets were purchased and some down time with friends was greatly needed. So, I went. A few days earlier, I just got back from seeing my Mom, Leslie Lehrman, in Phoenix, where we started planning her memorial. THAT is a…

DEATH (chats) and TAXES (cancer treatments) Part I

The only things certain in a terminal cancer patient’s life are the taxes of cancer treatments, both emotional and physical…and then some. Talking about death and/or even making final arrangements with the patient/loved one’s input is not a certainty. It’s tough. Awkward. Uncomfortable. Besides, if we talk about it, doesn’t that mean we have given…

Get Your Shit Straight Perez Hilton, Seriously.

  Seriously, Perez. Did you NOT understand this “Deserve to Die” campaign whatsoever. No, you didn’t. It takes a nanosecond to understand this campaign by the Lung Cancer Alliance is NOT about smoking. The campaign is easily illustrating just the opposite – that ANYONE can get lung cancer. You don’t have to smoke to get it. Just…

Yes, I’m Planning My Mom’s Memorial…on Pinterest. She Gave Me the Cue.

I wish this blog post would reach billions of eyes in shock, sadness and horror, but it won’t. Nothing new or earth-shattering for the masses. It’s just another post that joins too many others with the same story line: Cancer taking over a loved one’s life (literally & figuratively). That loved one in my world?…

Crowdfunding “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” – How YOU Can Bring These Guys to Life. Part II

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In Part I of this series, I introduced you to NoMo, ringleader of  ”SMAC! – Sock Monkeys Against Cancer,” a new and very determined gang of monkeys quickly organizing to help those with (or impacted by) cancer SMAC! this dang disease. In this post – how YOU can bring NoMo and other SMAC! monkeys to…