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When Vinegar Burns
Chemotherapy . . . that was what cancer patients were treated with. “Is leukemia cancer?” I asked. The doctor nodded. I ran out of the room...
"I want you to come and see me. Make an appointment for next week. We will talk then. Goodbye." I felt cold inside; other worldly, trembly with fingers of relentless ice slipping like slime through all the arteries of my body. This was it; this is what I ...
Simcha (Shari) Gershan: Contagious Enthusiasm even in the Darkest Moments
When Shari was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in April 2008, she concluded that there had to be reason she was chosen for this journey. So the 41-year-old mother of four embraced the illness as a gift whose lessons should be shared...
My Health Saga
I had "symptoms" of a number of major diseases and if that were not enough, my doctor said I had about six months to live. His only advice was to get my affairs in order...
Question: I am a young woman suffering deeply from depression and anxiety after having gone through cancer treatment and surgery. I have much guilt about my state of mind and heart. I wish so much to feel grateful instead of angry and sad. I fear my faith...
Stricken with leukemia, Yosef Eliezrie’s only hope was a bone marrow transplant. An Israeli yeshiva student, later identified as Moshe Price of Jerusalem, made that gift of life. The two met in person one year after Eliezrie’s ordeal.
My forty-year-old husband has cancer that is "always deadly" and according to our doctors, there is neither a cure nor hope for any future. While he has battled it for twenty months now and our rabbi always tells us that we should never give up, I do not ...
How Much Do You Really Want to Know?
I didn't tell them about my other fear, the one that year after year keeps me from letting anyone perform genetic tests on me: The very real possibility that a doctor will peer into my innermost machinery and discover something wrong...
Hope Everlasting
These are people that come into our lives for only a brief moment and stay for an eternity. Tamara Davitashvili was such a woman...
My best friend has recently been diagnosed with cancer. My mother died of the very same type two years ago. I want to be there for her, but I am so scared to go through all the pain and suffering again...
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