We Can Do It

Understanding CLL

CLL. Three deadly letters of the alphabet that are stalking my family.  My sister was diagnosed with CLL about 12-13 years ago.  I have been wanting her to get a bone marrow transplant since she was first diagnosed, but Kaiser considers bone marrow transplants “experimental” and won’t cover the procedure.  I am a firm believer […]

Now ICU-Afraid That I Won’t

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega The only person in my […]

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The Life Raft We Cannot See

An injured man stranded in the wilderness finds help where he least expected it.  This is a true story… A man found himself floating down the rapids in a river at the bottom of a canyon, miles from anywhere, in the middle of a wilderness area with his ankle broken in half. Having been trained […]