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I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Contributor Jill Hitchman-Osborn is the author of the Seizing Hope blog, which chronicles her journey parenting a child with epilepsy and her work as a cannabis activist. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve  I am no hero… 1. Please stop […]

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Help Medical Marijuana Activist Ashley Weber Win New Mobility Vehicle

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Help Medical Marijuana Activist Ashley Weber Win New Mobility Vehicle

Ashley Weber overcame many challenges in her 30 yrs of life. Paralyzed in a car accident at 18, she catastrophically broke her neck (C1, C4, C5, & exploded C6). A 16 hour anterior & posterior neck surgery which involved removing bone from her hip to create a new C6 vertebrae, and fusing her spine with titanium plates and screws from C3 to T1, she had hyper-calciumia […]

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

When my son Calvin was two, he suffered a forty-five minute seizure. The emergency medication that the hospital staff had administered seemed to be having no effect. In my research of epilepsy I had read that the longer a seizure lasts the harder it is to stop, so my husband Michael and I, fearing Calvin’s […]

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

I Have One Breast: Life Without Reconstruction

PHOTO: Abigail Toribio Once upon a time, I had two breasts. They were full, perky, nubile, all that. They aroused appreciative stares from men and envious glares from women. They were beautiful; they were perfect. And then, without warning, one of them went rogue and tried to kill me. Getting diagnosed with breast cancer at […]

I’m So Angry!

I’m So Angry!

I’m angry. Not at you. Well, maybe it is at you. But it’s not just you. It’s everything. I believe that everyone has a default emotion. Some people are naturally happy. Take a shit in their water glass and they’ll call it chocolate milk, or gravy, or whatever the expression is. Some people tend to […]