Posts from 2011

1) Mirror Image: Young Girl with Cancer Gives Herself Hair

This picture, presumably of a young girl with cancer, was one of the most retweeted photos on Twitter for the week of November 27th, 2011

Young Girl with Cancer Gives Herself Hair

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2 0 1 1 Dec 30

An End to Homelessness Among Vets? VA Says So

In a report released at the closing of the year, the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses their progress to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. The big question is, how far have we come?veteranSadly, there are more homeless veterans today than at any time before, even after every recent conflict. The rise in homelessness is often attributed to the current state of the United State's economy.Not only are civilian Americans struggling to stay employed or find meaningful work, the rate of unemployment and underemployment in the veteran population is nearly 3 times that of average citizens. Furthermore, there are more veterans at or below the poverty level than ever before.However, in the status update, the VA claims success in its five-year project of eradicating homelessness. Today, the VA says that they are well on their way to achieve the insurmountable goal.

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All car enthusiasts’, develop a vision that one day he or she will have their dream car in their garage. Each of these different types of rides whether a classic, muscle, tuner, import, exotic, or supercar, each has a specific magnificence to ones eye. Today, automobiles are very important and used frequently each day for transportation. Although, not many people are familiar with the dangerous toxins lurking inside these vehicles.

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We are incredibly lucky to have such an active, supportive & selfless social media community dedicated to increasing awareness of cancer and the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA). The MCA Advocate of the Month Program was created with the intention of rewarding our most active community members with highly publicized recognition (not to mention some great prizes!) and incentivizing those who may be new to our community to become involved & assist in raising cancer awareness! Together, WE REFUSE DEFEAT!

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2 0 1 1 Dec 29

Beauty That Endures

Fashion and beauty magazines paint a more varied picture of beauty than they once did, but that picture is still a tiny one in a rigid frame. Whether you're a blonde, brunette or redhead, you can be one of the beautiful people -- but only if you're tall and willowy. What about women who have lost their hair after cancer treatment? What about those who have lost limbs or other body parts following surgery? What about those whose fight has etched fresh lines on a once-smooth face?

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2 0 1 1 Dec 28

End of Iraq War Sees No Welcome Home for Troops

Unlike wars and military conflicts in the past, the end of the Iraq War is marked without any American celebration. Even as recent at the formal end of the first Gulf War, official and unofficial parades, celebrations and ceremonies dotted American cities and towns, where people congratulated the returning troops and veterans.

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2 0 1 1 Dec 21

Creative Charitable Gifts for the Holiday Season

Each December, many of us spend hours in malls and other retail outlets agonizing over ensuring we’ve got every last person on our holiday gift listcovered. In the world of a cancer patient and caregiver, December is likely a somewhat different experience. Often the holidays serve as a reflectivetime when we choose to cherish our time with family and loved ones and re-kindle our fond holidays memories.

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2 0 1 1 Dec 19

6 Amazing (& Nutritious) Holiday Dishes!

The Following is a guest post from Tricia Cardone detailing some great holiday recipes for those battling a difficult illness like cancer

6 Amazing (& Nutritious) Holiday Dishes!

“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” ~ Hippocrates

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