TAG: cancer

Web Extra: Student becomes the teacher

November 3, 2014By

On March 7, 2013, our son Matt — then a freshman in college with aspirations of following in my footsteps and becoming an accountant — was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma. As parents, we try to teach our children to do the right thing, solve problems and succeed in life. In this case, our “student” became our teacher overnight.... read more

Gaining ground on a cure

October 22, 2014By

Southwest Landscape Management was getting at more than a fashion statement when its employees donned pink tees last October—T-shirts that were, in fact, Occupational Safety & Health Administration-approved. The landscape maintenance company, located in Columbia Station, Ohio, was giving a nod toward Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading the word about the disease all the while fundraising for research via a... read more

A survivor’s tale

October 22, 2014By
Photo: Stefanie Grubbs Canady

I was diagnosed in 2006. I don’t think it ever occurred to me I would become a statistic. But there I was: “You have breast cancer, Mrs. Canady.” I was shocked, but I had faith. Whatever would be would be, and I had a lot of people praying for me. I hated that I would have to tell my family... read more

Publisher’s note

October 22, 2014By

Dear LM readers, I’m sure in one way or another nearly every person reading this magazine has been affected by cancer. Whether you know someone who’s fighting cancer now, someone who’s survived cancer or someone whose life has been taken by cancer, it’s likely this disease has caused you to declare, “Cancer sucks!” I’ve uttered those words for my hero,... read more