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Martin Luther


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Madeleine L'Engle


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"No person* is an island entire of itself: every person is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any person's death diminishes me, because I am involved in humankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for you.*" (*"man" ^"thee")

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My One-Year Breast Cancer Anniversary
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Growing Up Adopted: An Interview with N. J. Lindquist
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Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 5
After discovering that my oncologist wanted me to have chemotherapy, I had two weeks to decide what to do and get ready.
Pathology Reports, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 4
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LoveChild 13: Our Shaw / Brown Heritage
“No journey is too great if you find what you seek.”AnonymousSince Dad rarely spoke about his background, almost everything I[...]
LoveChild 12: My Mother’s Story
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LoveChild 11: My Mother’s Parents, Bruce and Alice MacDonald
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Surgery, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 3
If you missed part 1 of this story, you can read it here.If you missed part 2 of this story,[...]
Lovechild 10: Our Agnew / Shaw Heritage
“Do not diminish who you are. Your gender, your heritage, your identity. That's what makes you unique." Strong by Kailin GowThe[...]
Biopsies, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 2
If you missed Part 1 of this story, you can read it here."Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier,[...]
Mammograms, Breast Cancer, and Me – Part 1
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