Tag: #survivor

Jamie Sheahan Runs for Inspirational Cancer Fighter

There is family and there are friends, and then there are friends who are family. For Jamie Sheahan, Paul Andrew is one of those ‘family friends’ who has become family over the years. When Jamie found out Paul had pancreatic cancer, the accomplished distance runner knew she wanted to run a race in his honor. This… Read more »

Barry Reiter: Survivor says Never, Ever Give Up

When Barry Reiter was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2011, his doctor performed a tricky and frightening surgery to remove tumors from behind Barry’s right eye. In 2015, when Barry learned he had prostate cancer, he was very distressed to learn he would need to endure more cancer treatments. Still, he considered it more of a… Read more »

Exercise Like Your Life Depends On It

Treatments for cancer can be really tough physically and mentally. Nausea, pain and fatigue take a physical toll. Stress and fear can take an emotional toll on patients, as well. While resting and allowing the body to heal from the stress of treatment is important, adopting an exercise program can actually make patients feel better…. Read more »

How To Cope with Cancer: Ray Barbera Chose Humor

When Raymond ‘Ray’ Barbera and his son, Michael, speak, their similarly joyful sense of humor immediately puts you at ease. The conversation comes easily and it feels like you have known them for years. It is easy to tell they enjoy laughing and making others laugh. They share an infectious sense of humor.  The two… Read more »

11 Ways to Help Out a Cancer Patient

Learning someone you love has cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. Friends and family often want to help the patient, but they are not sure what to do. People often resort to saying, ‘Let me know what I can do to help’ or ‘Let me know if you need anything’. While the people who make… Read more »