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Personal Journal

Welcome to the Personal Journal, a blog by people who have cancer or whose lives have been touched by cancer. Follow as they share their journey with us. Please leave a comment to add your voice to the conversation.

A doctor shares an emotional personal essay about a young Menonite mother who faced a life-threatening diagnosis of leukemia.  No matter how hard he tried, his young patient could not agree to the chemotherapy that Dr. Ballard knew could save her life.  A cure was possible.

One difference between fine art and illustration is that an illustration assignment begins with a phone call.  I no longer had the luxury of time or the desire to wait for that call to get illustration assignments.

August 28, 2011 was my 75th birthday.  I celebrated this event with the person who saved my life – Lois, my wife of 50 years (50th wedding anniversary - 22 July 2011).













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