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I Hope They Allow Crutches in Hell
As published on The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Crutching is a great way to help injuries heal and bypass the lines at Disney World, and able-bodied individuals may treat crutchers with kindness. If you use crutches and think people are nice to you o...
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I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer
I first wrote about my  amazing friend Rachel "Lings" Yingling  three years ago, and today likely won't be the last time. She was among the best and my favorite people I have met. Besides her inexplicably odd-shaped feet which she didn't mind showing off, w...
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Road Trippin' from Denver to Las Vegas in a Chrysler 200: A Picture Story
Read this first: Remembering That One Memorable Trip I miss the 11 a.m. tour of Balcony House at Mesa Verde National Park by six minutes, resulting in possible catastrophe: Garmin estimates I will reach the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset instead of...
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Remembering That One Memorable Trip
Whenever I fly I recall my first trip to Minneapolis with my parents in March 2003 when I was 19 years old. My life was stalled, I had dropped out of college and cancer was rapidly invading my bone marrow . Though, physically I felt fine. I felt great. I lo...
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Join Me Again in Lighting Blood Cancer on Fire
Read the short story below, or skip it and immediately donate to LLS through my Circle of Hope page here . “I read about this cancer-slayer . . .” the emcee said at last year’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala before announcing that I won an award ...
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HuffPost Live, I Am with You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, and Cancervention
Now that March Madness is over I am allowed to be busy. I will be on HuffPost Live today, Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m. ET . Don't judge when my makeup isn't up to the standard of Kim Kardashian. HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to cre...
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Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!
As published on Gather the Jews Hi Mom, Please sit so you don’t keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale, in that order: I got another tattoo. I know you thought my final would be the survivor tumor tattoo I received three years ago, ...
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Biggest, Baddest, Raddest Wedding: My Bro Got Married
I didn’t dance with that pretty girl nearly enough. I missed seeing the bouquet toss, cake-cutting, mother-son and father-daughter dances, and my dad hopping on the drums to “Sweet Caroline.” I accept all these failings because NoCommonSense and I crushed o...
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Road trips are amazing. They're even better when you sing and record yourself while driving. I recently finished a 10-day road trip and here is my Road Trip Song: Denver to Las Vegas in a Chrysler 200.
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How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter
As published on The Huffington Post I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical ...
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Why Everyone on the Planet Should Read or Watch ‘Emperor of All Maladies’
I speak at George Mason University every semester. Professor K invites me to share my story with students in her men’s health and human sexuality classes. My memoir is now part of the curriculum for the men’s health class, and Professor K’s students were re...
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It is Madness Balancing the Adult and Child in Me
“March Madness is the only time when I feel like a kid again.” – my brother, JD Hamburgers' friends, Hamburgers and I  at 2014 March Madness  in Raleigh, NC,  to see University of Virginia crush Memphis I don’t normally watch much television but I make it u...
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I'm the Cancerslayer and I love jellybeans
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I write and speak about health and faking adulthood. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to cancerslayerblog.
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I've never seen CSI or Law & Order
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  • University of Virginia
  • Osbourn Park High School
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