Ema had been diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 25 years old, and 15 years later, in August of 2007, she was diagnosed with a high-grade malignant sarcoma in her left leg. The tumour was removed in September of 2007, and she has been cancer-free since then. This blog focuses on her and her family’s journey through this cancer.
Sabrina battled cancer for 30 years, and was a five-time cancer survivor. She described herself as a “cancer hater, but life lover”. She lived with metastatic osteosarcoma until she passed away in January 2017. The blog now stands as a testament of her strong spirit and a resource for anyone who may need it.
Chronicles of a Lumpy Person – Life with Cowden’s Syndrome
Suzi is an Australian wife, mother, and teacher, who has survived breast cancer and sarcoma. She also lives with Cowden’s syndrome, a rare genetic condition which effects 1 in 200 000 people. Her life is a challenge, and writing this blog has helped her cope by sharing her story.
Coping with the BIG C. – (That’s cancer to you and I.)
Becki McGuinness was diagnosed with a benign tumour at the age of 18, which progressed to an osteosarcoma at the age of 21. When she was 25, she performed at the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics as a wheelchair dancer. In 2014, she passed the milestone of 6 years in remission, though she lost her father to pancreatic cancer in that same year. Her blog is about her personal experience with bone cancer, tips, advice, thoughts on infertility, and life in general.
Sarah was diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma in early 2017 at 30 years of age, and she named her tumour “Bob”. She underwent radiation therapy and surgery, and is determined to get rid of Bob and all his family forever (hence the blog title).
Kate Granger was a 32 year old doctor working in the UK while also being a terminally ill cancer patient. She was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma in August 2011, and blogged about issues relating to end-of-life care until she passed away in July 2016. Her husband, Chris, now updates her blog when he can.
Emma’s Blog – The diary of a life with Sarcoma…
On October 11th, 2012, Emma was confirmed to have soft tissue sarcoma. This blog was a way for her to share her journey in her fight against cancer. She has not updated it since September of 2017, when she was celebrating being cancer-free and passing the 5-year anniversary of her diagnosis.
Fierce Grace – Living Life & Sarcoma Cancer
Teresa was a wife and mother of three who lived in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She was diagnosed with sarcoma in November 2003, and a recurrent liposarcoma in February 2007. She blogged about her journey before unfortunately passing away in December of 2016. The blog remains available for anyone who wishes to read about a sarcoma patient who lived a full life.
Finney was diagnosed Stage 1 Sarcoma in May 2010. He underwent treatment, and is now a cancer survivor.
Julia is a mother of 3 who was diagnosed with Sarcoma in November 2016. She writes this blog as a source of release, but also as a way to remind other cancer patients that they are not alone. She is now cancer-free, and continues to blog about the struggles of returning to her previous life.
Mel was in her final year of university when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in October 2018. She is currently undergoing treatments, and has almost completed her chemo.
Michelle was diagnosed with non-differentiated spindle cell sarcoma in 2007. Since then, she underwent 23 surgeries, 120 radiation treatments, 3 cycles of chemo, and an assortment of clinical trials and holistic treatments. She used this blog to chronicle her battle with cancer and her treatments, but she passed away in June of 2013. Her blog remains posted as a resource for anyone seeking information about sarcoma and treatments.
Maiden with (E)wings – Imogen Peverall
Imogen was a 20-year-old student from the UK who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in the spine and skull in December 2014, and relapsed in August 2018. She blogged about her “new normal” and her battle with cancer until she passed away suddenly in October 2018.
Mike was 19 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 3 Ewing’s Sarcoma in July 2013. He lives in a family of 5 with two great younger brothers and his loving parents. He loves to play sports, video games, and he is very passionate about technology. Since diagnosis, his cancer has recurred 3 times, most recently in May 2019.
Dave was diagnosed with a Stage 3 high-grade Myxoid Liposarcoma on his left thigh in July 2008, and a recurrence in his right pelvis in January 2019. He has completed 6 cycles of intensive chemotherapy, 25 rounds of radiation, surgery, and PT. This blog contains his full story, from diagnosis to today, and seeks to educate, inform, and encourage new patients and their families.
Rachel is a proud wife, international inspirational speaker, artist, writer and traveler. She is also a 3-time survivor of Askin’s tumor of the spinal cord (a sarcoma found in the chest area), first diagnosed in December 1998. She completed her Masters in Art Therapy Counseling. She has been cancer-free for many years, and uses this blog to document her struggles with survivor guilt and life post-cancer.
Marisa is 26 years old, and is a cancer survivor, amputee, and mother. She uses this blog as a platform to share her unique story and perspective with the world.
Marz was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in 2016, and underwent surgery. However, less than a year later, the cancer recurred, and she had to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. She is now cancer-free and using this blog to document her day-to-day life as a cancer survivor.
Three in One Million – A blog about Kavan’s battle (and defeat) with Ewing’s Sarcoma
Kavan is from Edmonton, Alberta. He was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in May 2012. His wife writes this blog and she finds the process of sharing her thoughts to be very cathartic. Kavan has been cancer-free since 2013, and she says that cancer was simply a part of their story, but not their whole story.