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….

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…

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…

Cassandra’s Life Adventure: St. Augustine Staycation

NEGU – ‘Never Ever Give Up’. This is the acronym that 19 year old cancer survivor, Cassandra, repeats at the end of every status update. With a little background, it’s easy to understand why these letters mean so much to her. For over ten years, Cassandra has been battling an incredibly rare bone cancer – only the…

Britney’s Life Adventure: Relaxing Spa Weekend

Since being diagnosed 5 years ago with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, 22-year-old Britney has learned that her life now is all about adjusting. Anyone with a disability or physical limitation can relate to her outlook that life before diagnosis and life after are two very different things. When you have a disability anything that…

Amber’s Life Adventure: Island Getaway

Let’s face it, we all need a getaway. But for those of us who have dealt with everything life can throw at us, we need to take the trip of a lifetime. Amber and her fiancée, Pat, are just those people. Amber is an independent, hardworking young woman who was diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia…