Recently I was looking at pictures taken since my
diagnoses and it hit me, this is not a person dying of cancer,
but a person living with cancer. How great it would be to show
others pictures of people living and enjoying their lives, in
spite of cancer. So, I enlisted my friends from the Bladder
Cancer WebCafe to send me pictures of them, making the most
out of what they have been given in life, in spite of
a diagnoses of cancer. Not everyone in these pictures has
bladder cancer, some have other types of cancer, and not
everyone is the same stage, nor does it matter. I hope these
pictures remind you that life doesnt end with a
cancer diagnoses and that they bring you as much
encouragement as they have to me. I am honored and humbled
that these folks have let me share part of their lives with
them and they are all heroes in my book.
This is Crilly Butler with his
wife Takami and their son, Nick. Crilly is a Bladder Cancer
Here is Colleen Sinard holding her granddaughter,
Hannah. Colleen is a Bladder Cancer Survivor.
Maureen, Wendy and Kathy pose for a group picture.
Barbara, Maureen and Kathy are all Bladder Cancer Survivors.
Wendy is a Breast Cancer Survivor.
Barbara Schad and her family at daughter Kris's wedding.
Barbara is a Bladder Cancer Survivor.
France holding her granddaughter. Penny is a Bladder
Kathy Leslie just horsing around! Kathy is a
Bladder Cancer Survivor.
Ed Wrzsein enjoying the day with his
family. Ed is a Bladder Cancer Survivor.
Ben Olsen catching a wave!
Below, Ben, Roni and family.
Ben Olsen is a Bladder Cancer
Kathy Knight at a Christmas Party. Kathy is a
long term survivor of Malignant Melanoma, a Brain Tumor and
Mike and Rosanne Sladek with doggies celebrating
Mike's birthday. Captain Mike is a Bladder Cancer