Kelly’s Life Adventure: Seaside Escape

In October of 2010, Kelly Dillon experienced a violent seizure while she slept. Doctors quickly determined the cause: a brain tumor in the frontal lobe of her brain. Medical equipment in Panama, where was born and raised, was insufficient for the surgical procedure she needed so Kelly traveled to New York City to undergo surgery….

Justin’s Life Adventure: Cruise Celebration

After two stem cell transplants to treat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and 8 years to complete his college degree, Justin was ready for a vacation. When asked what it meant to take this trip, Justin replied, “It meant I was done… time to celebrate”. This Live For Today Foundation sponsored cruise was just the life adventure…

Iyan’s Life Adventure: A Weekend to Remember

Some people are passionate and then there is Iyan. Iyan is a light-hearted and fun-loving 21-year-old who loves music, especially his favorite band, A Day to Remember. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved to the Orlando to seek a better life where he began studying sound technology at Valencia College. Just after his 20th birthday,…

Tara’s Life Adventure: Hillsong United Experience

Meet Tara Richardson, a beautiful lady who is 30 years young! In October 2011, Tara was taken to the hospital after hitting her head in a car wreck. The CT was more telling than anyone expected – a mass. Shortly there after, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Astrocytoma, a malignant form of tumor made by…

Kathleen’s Life Adventure: Shhh…It’s A Surprise!

Sunshine. A smiley face. The color yellow. These are a few of the things that instantly come to mind when someone says “Kathleen.” That’s probably due to her immensely positive outlook on life and the fact that she creates an incessant stream of laughter wherever she goes. This can be exemplified by her account of…

Jolie’s Life Adventure: Western Caribbean Cruise

If there were ever someone well suited for trying new life experiences, it’s Jolie. This adventurous and fun-loving 23-year-old lives each day to the fullest because she knows better than to take them for granted. In 2013, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a white blood cell cancer that commonly affects young adults.    …

Ryan’s Life Adventure: Chicago Cubs & Illinois Roots

Ryan is a 24-year-old veteran and cancer survivor. Having grown up in Illinois, he is a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Coming from a military family, it was always his goal to join the U.S. military. Three years ago, he got that chance. Ryan joined the Florida Air National Guard, a part of the air reserve…

Nathan’s Life Adventure: Cycling Surprise

To most people, 28-year-old Nathan seems like a normal, healthy young man. He manages a boat club and enjoys cycling and spending time with his family. It’s nearly impossible to detect that this young man is living with an incurable cancer, fighting his disease indefinitely. Before cancer, Nathan was an avid distance runner. He set…

Emma’s Life Adventure: A Coastal Getaway

Meet Emma. A young, ambitious woman with many goals and aspirations. All of which did not coincide well with her cancer diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, less than two years ago. Emma was living in Virginia, working, and pursuing a Masters degree in library science. Her world turned completely upside down following her diagnosis,…

Chris’s Life Adventure: Surf Trip to Costa Rica

Chris is a cool dude. He is a Jacksonville Beach native who loves surfing, John F. Kennedy, writing thought-provoking blog entries, and getting the most out of his time at the University of Florida. But after just one semester on campus, Chris was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancer. Chris found out he had cancer just…