Tag Archives: cancer

What Makes Cord Blood Special?

Banking cord blood can be life saving. Stem cells from cord blood have been used for over 20 years, and treat 80 different diseases, including certain types of cancer and immune disorders. Over 35,000 patients have received a successful transplant, with thousands more being treated every year. Cord blood is considered regenerative medicine, a relatively new [...]
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“Surviving with Endurance” – Speaking at Endurance Sports Expo

On February 21st at 2:00 PM, I will be speaking at the Endurance Sports Expo in Oaks Pennsylvania with Derek Fitzgerald. The topic of our talk is “Surviving with Endurance”. Two survivors and triathletes share their stories of hope, possibility, overcoming obstacles, and giving back. Steve Brown and Derek Fitzgerald talk about their battles with blood cancer [...]
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Too Many Too Few

Just a few words to a good friend as he prepares for this next round of battle. Although it was written for Ethan, it can easily serve as a battle cry for anyone going through their own situation.
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The Message

So, in my humble attempt to try to motivate or inspire Maryland's men's lacrosse team as their honorary team captain in yesterday's HEADstrong lacrosse tournament, I urged them to walk away with three things as a result of having met me...
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A Dose of Medicine

After last weekend's bust at ChesapeakeMan, and now that I am fully recovered, I needed something fun and easy to help shake the remaining cobwebs from my psyche....
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Resourceful Way to Remission

Three years ago, when Stephen Brown received an unexpected and fear-invoking diagnosis – cancer – he did what he does best – he got physical.
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Big Footprints

I ran a local 5k this morning. It’s been a long time since I have run a stand alone short race like that. It was a benefit for the late Brad Schoener, the Upper Darby band director who we lost in March and I have written about previously.
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The Girl on the Train

Barb was an Amazon. She was capable of doing anything she set her sights on. She was a testimonial to Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
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Remembering Brad

Brad Schoener was a music director in the Upper Darby Pennsylvania school district for 25 years. He lost a 5 year battle with cancer in March but not before having an amazingly positive impact on the lives of countless people of all ages.
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