I’ll never forget that January day when I was in the shower and noticed something very wrong with my left breast. If I turned in just the right light, there was a dime-sized dimple. However easily ignored it could have been, I gasped and I just knew. My heart sank. I had a 3-month-old baby […]
The Emotional Fight
Cancer is not on my radar anymore. Leukemia plays its song in the background of my life, coming to the foreground just twice a year for testing. And while I’ve fallen in and out of remission, for the past five years I’ve been fine and the thought of leukemia has faded.
I remember the first time I drove into the hospital where I received a good portion of my cancer treatment.
Tom Thostrup. 33. It was three years ago and he was completely besotted with his beloved Ellie. 27 years old, with a wonderful career in broadcast journalism and a smile that lit up the sky, Ellie had it all. No one saw the cancer coming. And no one knew it would move so quickly. As […]
Dodgers star Matt Kemp makes cancer-stricken fan’s day CBS NEWS May 8, 2013 Matt Kemp became an Internet sensation after an impromptu gesture he made toward a cancer-stricken Dodgers fan attending a game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The Dodgers’ Gold Glove center fielder was informed of the disabled fan’s plight by third base coach […]
I met Allison a few weeks after I’d moved to Los Angeles, and, by the time I sat down across from her at dinner, I’d decided that I needed to be her friend. She’s sitcom-worthy, best friend material; you could easily imagine meeting her for a latte and giggling about Johnny Depp while a hipster […]
By Josh Rosenblat on Sept. 28, 2012 This story appears in the Sept. 28 issue of Deerprints. Luke Strotman stands in the parking lot of Adams Field, silhouetted against a mostly gray sky streaked with the orange rays of a setting sun. Luke watches the Deerfield sophomore football team’s game against Waukegan. Calm, talkative and joking, Luke […]
It was a Sunday morning. I’d been up early for a pilates class and I was just out of the shower. I had brunch with my friend Joaquim and a matinée with my standing weekend movie buddy, Elissa. Getting dressed, I went to put my bra on and it didn’t quite fit right. I re-adjusted […]