Emily McDowell is a greeting card designer and cancer survivor. In her own words: “The most difficult part of my illness (was) the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.” In an effort to make things easier, she created these cards. Continue reading »
Krasnoyarsk artist Vasily Slonov presented protective suits for mother and embryo after the news about infants with cancer in the region. Three such cases were recorded in 2019. Continue reading »
A young woman who was forced to have her right leg amputated below the knee following a cancer diagnosis now takes her detached limb on her adventures – and has even given it its own Instagram account. Continue reading »
In 2015, Josh Marshall’s 8-year-old son Gabriel was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma (wiki), a malignant brain tumour. After undergoing surgery, most (but not all) of the tumour was removed and Gabe has been in stable condition for the past nine months. The surgery did leave a scar on Gabriel’s head which his father said was affecting his self-confidence. Continue reading »
Meet 21-year-old medical student Tessa Calder, who was recently diagnosed with metastatic medulloblastoma (tumour of the cerebellum).
The witty fourth-year medical student, from Australia, has been entertaining family, friends, and her fellow patients with a series of amusing photos, where she dresses up and poses with her newest friend — an IV pole. Here she is as Gandalf:
PHOTO: You shall not pass: Gandalf with her IV pole staff. (Supplied: Tessa Calder/ABC News)
It all started with a comment from her father. Continue reading »
The intolerable pain of Fan Huixiang, suffering from terminal cancer, probably decreased as love of her life, Yu Haining hold her hand in such difficult time. Both of them decided to get married. As soon as Yu got the news of Fan being diagnosed with cancer, he left his job and went to the hospital in Zhengzhou to be with his girlfriend. Both of them exchanged rings in the presence of their family and close friends. The ceremony was held in the hospital only. In a relationship from past 5 years, Fan and Yu looked happy and excited ahead of their marriage. They exchanged beautiful vows. The tumor in the spinal cord of Fan which was diagnosed last year is at its last stage. Fan was dressed as a bride and Yu waited for her with a bouquet of flowers. He bent down on his knees as she arrived.
Fan said “Every woman dreams of marriage. Today, looking myself in this wedding gown is the most relieving moment of my life. I don’t know how long can I survive but I want to spend the rest of my life with Yu”. Yu also said his vow “I don’t care what happens in the future. I will be by Fan’s side as long as she survives. I hope our love will give us strength to pass through this difficult phase in our lives”.
Bride Fan Huixiang (front R), a 25-year-old cancer patient, receives flowers from nurses on her bed before her wedding ceremony at a hospital in Zhengzhou, Henan province November 17, 2014. Fan was diagnosed with late stage adenocarcinoma, a type of cancerous tumor, at her thoracic vertebra this June. She and her 24-year-old husband Yu Haining held their wedding ceremony at the hospital on Monday after five years of relationship, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
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Alexandra Munoz, 5, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy to treat a malignant brain tumor, climbs stairs in the cancer ward of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago October 20, 2014. The wigs, handmade by Italian-Chilean hair stylist Marcelo Avatte and his team, have helped the children regain their self-esteem and confidence during cancer treatment. Renowned for making customised wigs, Avatte has donated more than 300 wigs since 2009 and says he was motivated to begin the project by the pain he felt when his own son lost his hair during chemotherapy. (Photo by Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters) Continue reading »
The art and tradition of using all-natural paste from the henna plant to create temporary henna tattoos goes back to ancient Asian and Middle-Eastern history, but there’s one group that has taken this ancient art form and given it a new, modern purpose. Henna Heals is a community of henna artists based in Canada that creates beautiful flowering henna crown tattoos for women who have lost their hair to cancer and chemotherapy. Continue reading »
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