Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For the first 41/2 years of her life, Sara Burke ran around, danced and played just like any other kid. This past July, her family decided to visit their daughter at camp, watching Sara play a munchkin during a performance of "The Wizard of Oz." Her mother, Jen, who was sitting close to the stage, noticed that her child's eye...
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A personal account on the day-in, day-out endurance test that is cancer
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Robinette Pelka, JE Feature
We need funny stories, warm blankets and magazines, just to keep our minds from focusing on the waiting room, the gateway to chemo land. It must be different for other kinds of patients -- nurses and doctors don't necessarily remind them of death. The first time, my mother and I walked toward the room in silence, holding hands. I'd collapsed...
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Fighting breast cancer, one major rung at a time
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Even at a very young age, Brandon Fishman felt the excitement, validation and rewards that came from being an entrepreneur. A graduate of Germantown Academy, Fishman was active in his local youth group and a member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. His dream was to be in business for himself. And so, he invested in Waterfront Square...
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Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were best protected. The study also suggests that this protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements. In a study published in a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of...
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Symposium works to foster awareness of cancer treatment through the arts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Boston-based writer Alice Hoffman was an established, best-selling author long before two kinds of breast cancer struck in July 1998. But as a cancer survivor, she turned the adversity of the disease into an even more successful career -- emerging from her fight for life more purposeful and more passionate. In her latest book -- Hoffman's novels are known widely...
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