Battle Bracelets

Battle Bracelets

About 2-3 weeks into Jack's treatment we were driving home and he asked me to "get rid" of his white hospital bracelet.  When we got home he ran to the kitchen and got the scissors for me to cut it off.  "I hate these things Dad".  I didn't have to ask why.  I knew.  First, it reminded him that he is sick and needs chemotherapy. Secondly, they are irritating.  After I cut it off I threw it in the trash and went to my office and cried alone for a few seconds.  I did that a lot during his treatments.  I regained my composure and sat with my thoughts for a few minutes.  Then I got up and went...

Beating Cancer

So it will take not one hero but many. Sharp — a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist who studies the genetic causes of cancer — is recruiting special-forces units to fight back. For the past four years, he has been wrangling dream teams funded by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), an organization started by entertainment-industry figures unhappy with the progress being made against America’s most deadly disease. Cancer still kills in large numbers: an estimated 580,350 people will die of the disease in the U.S. this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Another 1.7 million cases...