The 4-year-old has been battling leukemia since February, but that didn’t stop him from jumping on stage with Sara Bareilles during her Sunday performance at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla. The two sang what is our new favorite version of Bareilles’ song, “Brave” — but only after Joshua adorably requested to wear the singer’s hat.
Purpose of Allison W. Gryphon’s “What The F@#- Is Cancer? And Why Does Everybody Have It?” photo series between artists from Hollywood and Beverly Hills is to put the realities of cancer up front and center in order to inform and inspire.Allison W. Gryphon, Breast Cancer Photos, Breast Cancer Treatment, cancer photography, Isaac Matthew White
Provocative and pioneering, the documentary chronicles Gryphon’s personal journey in battling cancer—from the moment of diagnosis to the expectations after receiving treatments—as well as testimonies from fellow survivors, doctors, caretakers, and many more. The film was made with no budget but still attracted Hollywood heavy-hitters like actors Tippi Hedren and Gary Rizzo, CBS Studio Center, Skywalker Sound, and Co3.
When I was 9, I had grown out my hair very long, it was real long. One day my Mom asked me, “Would you want to cut your hair for Locks of Love?” I asked her what Locks of Love was, and she told me its a group that supports kids who don’t have hair, especially kids who lost their hair because of cancer treatment.Annick Caudillo, Chemotherapy, Inspired Sundays, Locks of Love
POWER OF MUSIC MONDAYS: Being on the other side of someone who’s sick is so frightening and desperate. When I was going through treatment I always felt the people around me had it harder than I did because they didn’t really know I was ok. I told them, but they were seeing me from their shoes. They saw the scary part that I couldn’t see because I was standing in it.Caregiver, Cold Play, Power of Music Mondays
“What the fuck is cancer? And why does everybody have it?”
I’ll never forget how those exasperated words landed on me only an hour after sharing the news with my friend and colleague, Whitney, that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 38 years old. I found the lump on a Sunday morning and just in time for lunch the following Wednesday I had a diagnosis. It was April 13, 2011.
20 cancer patients participated in a unique makeover experience.
They were invited to a studio. Their hair and makeup were completely redone.
During the transformation, they were asked to keep their eyes shut.
A photographer then immortalized the moment they opened their eyes.
When Erena Shimoda approached my team at IHadCancer.com about combining her talent for underwater photography with our passion for helping cancer survivors, I was immediately interested. It was so unique and fit well with my new philosophy. I knew that this once-in-a-lifetime experience would allow other survivors to focus on themselves for the first time in a long time — and I was eager to share such a valuable opportunity with them.Mailet Lopez
“I’m not ready to make nice.” “That’s right.” I remember thinking. “That’s right” is still where I go 2 ½ years after my diagnosis. After 30 rounds of radiation, 4 ½ months of chemo, 3 surgeries and an eye opening education on the world of cancer I am, not at all ready to make nice…Dixie Chicks, Power of Music Mondays