Sarah Poulin lost her five-year-old son Jacob to brain cancer last year. On Monday, the country watched her compete on American Ninja Warrior in his honor. Poulin trained for months after his death in October for the chance to go on the show, which Jacob had loved since age four. "After Jacob passed away, I decided that he just loved American Ninja Warrior so much, but would never be able to get to do it, that I would do it for him," said Poulin, 32. "I decided that nothing was going to stop me."
That weekend in Tempe, Gabe stayed with her team and 24 hours later ran a personal best of 4:22.87 in the 1,500 meters because it would have been a shame to let all that training go to waste. Later, back in Minnesota, she underwent a grueling six-hour surgery to remove the tumor and one of her six salivary glands, followed by two months of daily radiation treatments. It all marked the beginning of Gabe’s life with cancer, not the end. She couldn’t have known then just how challenging, how painful, how rewarding, how terrifying…how important that life would be.
"We are proud to join Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in their commitment to end cancer as we know it through the work of a new nonprofit, the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Biden Cancer Initiative will convene experts from around the world to work alongside the vice president and Dr. Biden to gather and analyze the best ideas about how to address some of the biggest barriers to progress in the fight against cancer. Those barriers include lack of data standards in treating cancer, lack of data sharing in the research and development enterprise, lack of patient... Read More
Ive often wondered if I would ever quit taking chemotherapy if I got cancer again. The thought alone brings back horrific memories and I would not be opposed to declining cancer treatment in attempt to enjoy what time I have left on earth. "On the sixth anniversary of taking the airwaves in Houston, 740 KTRH-AMradio host Matt Patrick announced Wednesday that he would no longer seek treatment for the aggressive cancer he's been fighting since late 2015.Patrick's esophageal cancer has reduced his once-booming broadcasting voice to something just above a whisper at times. It's far-removed from the usual tone that... Read More
This is a great interview by Olympic sprinter Novlene Williams who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer before the Olympics in 2012. "I feel a small lump in my breast." When I got the call that it was cancer, it was the week during the Jamaican nationals to qualify for the Olympics. I had gotten the call I think on Monday or Tuesday, and I leave for Jamaica the next day. I was like, "OK, they're going to call me back and be like, 'This is the wrong results we have. That was somebody else.'" But it never happened. It was... Read More