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Live a Simple Life: Lessons from My Filipino Father

My Story - I had just started a new position with Gilda’s Club Worldwide, whose mission was to provide socio-emotional support to families living with cancer. That included not just the individual whose body the cancer invaded, but also all those around them affected by their cancer. My tenure at GCWW opened me up to an entire realm of coping…
My Mother’s Cancer Journey

My Mother’s Cancer Journey

My Story - My mom was diagnosed with cancer in the September of 2015. It all started on vacation in California, playing with her grandkids when they discovered she couldn’t see out of her right eye. At first we were surprised and amused how funny grandma didn’t noticed that. Her eye doctor had diagnosed that she had cataracts prior so…
The Powerful Value of Ending Well

The Powerful Value of Ending Well

My Story - In March 2010, when my partner Graham turned 50, he was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. At the time I was living in NYC, he lived in San Francisco. As a fiercely independent person, he refused to change his life or routine due to cancer. So for most of 2010, despite undergoing a round of aggressive…
How Medical Cannabis Works with Dr. Junella Chin

How Medical Cannabis Works with Dr. Junella Chin

I have been curious about medical cannabis for many years. I've read articles and watched videos about it being 'miracle medicine.'  I've heard it has great results for patients with Parkinson's, epilepsy, cancer, autoimmune diseases, pain management, and the list goes on.  A friend introduced me to Dr. Chin and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finally convince my mom that cannabis could potentially help her.