Cancer is a Ride, Not a Journey

May 22, 2020  /  BY Rebekah Howerton, edited by Barbara Bigelow

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This week’s blog come from Rebekah Howerton, a single mom to a 13-year-old son, who has recently endured three radical brain surgeries and brain radiation while living with MBC over the last 5 years. She is member of Emory’s patient advocate program.  Here she shares her view of life.

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My Story

May 12, 2020  /  BY Valencia Robinson, Edited by Barbara Bigelow

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This week we meet Valencia Robinson, an early stage breast cancer patient and English teacher who has become a great friend to METAvivor. Valencia lives in Daytona Beach, Florida and is often seen at conferences and retreats supporting metastatic patients.

Barbara Bigelow, Editor

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A story of a spouse, father, caregiver, and advocate

April 29, 2020  /  BY Patrick Quinn, Edited by Barbara Bigelow

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Today’s blog comes from the Vice President of Metavivor and Director of Finances. Patrick Quinn is the husband of Lisa Cooper Quinn, a stage IV metastatic patient with the BRACA mutation. Together with Kelli Davis they head up the largest national fund raiser for metastatic breast cancer, the North West Arkansas Metsquerade.
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Fear in the Time of Corona

April 23, 2020  /  BY Barbara Bigelow

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Most of you know that I am a blogger in addition to being the Editor. What you may not know is that my husband, Tim, also blogs. Recently he wrote a blog that seemed to resonate within my own metastatic community so I thought I would share it with you all here. It touches on many of our concerns right now. 

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Thoughts on being a Caregiver

March 30, 2020  /  BY Vinny Petrocelli, Edited by Barbara Bigleow

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Last week we were fortunate to hear from Karin Petrocelli and her passion for fund raising for Metavivor. Karin entered hospice in December 2019 with the support of her beautiful daughters and husband Vinnie. This week we are again fortunate to hear from her husband Vinnie about care giving and what he has learned in recent years from his partnership with Karin, a true letter of love.
                                                                                                                             Barbara Bigelow, Editor

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