Recent Submissions

  • Corneliussen-James, Dian "CJ" 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2015-03-19)
    Dian “CJ” Corneliussen-James, a retired Air Force intelligence officer, saw a need to support those who, like her, have metastatic breast cancer. Now, she is the chairman of METAvivor Research and Support, a program run ...
  • Burkhart, Robert 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2015-03-19)
    Robert Burkhart was a bitter man who was estranged from his family for many years before being diagnosed with lung cancer. Now that's all changed.
  • Potepan, Frank 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-10-03)
    Frank Potepan fought lymphoma in the 1990s, and for the last several years has been involved in developing a local hospice program. For Frank and his wife, Ellen, it's a chance to show their gratitude and a rewarding and ...
  • Jennifer 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-09-08)
    Jennifer is a young woman who has battled three different cancers. At age 27 - two years after surviving her first bout with breast cancer - Jennifer realized she had been "plodding along" in a relationship with her husband ...
  • Copaken, Dick 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-08-14)
    Dick Copaken was a renaissance man. In addition to being a Harvard-educated lawyer, a successful entrepreneur, a published author and a loving, generous family man, Dick was also an artist. He had painted since childhood, ...
  • Spengler, Margaret 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-07-21)
    Margaret Spengler is the pastor of a United Methodist church in Pennsylvania who was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma on her leg and in her lung. She put her faith in God and follows her immune therapy treatment regimen ...
  • Palmer, Chris 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-07-21)
    Chris is a three-time cancer survivor. He and his wife Jenny founded "Romance for a Cure", an organization that raises money for cancer research by selling cookies, cakes and other treats every Valentines Day. Or, as Chris ...
  • Liss, Jeffrey 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-06-02)
    Jeffrey Liss, married to Susan Liss, had Pancreatic cancer. He loved Classical music, played the piano and had a career as a lawyer. He and his wife arranged for the hospital to have a music library. Music helped sustain ...
  • Schuller, Michael 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-05-05)
    After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Mike traveled to his high school reunion, the Grand Canyon, and his own back yard.
  • Lanas, Maria 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-04-09)
    When artist Maria Lanas spent time in the hospital with her father-in-law, Shapour, during his cancer treatments, she was inspired by the drops of chemotherapy medicine falling inside of his IV bottle. She imagined the ...
  • Wells, Carrie 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-04-01)
    For Carrie Wells, a powerful and positive part of surviving breast cancer was attending a retreat with women who shared similar journeys. Being surrounded by other survivors was a chance for connection, education, relaxation ...
  • Walsh, Joy 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-03-27)
    Joy Walsh is a brain cancer and breast cancer survivor who has participated in 8 Avon walks in order to raise money for cancer research. It's her way of giving back and working toward a cancer free world for her children.
  • Donziger, Marcia 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-03-27)
    Marcia Donziger was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 27. During treatment, it was challenging to keep her family informed about her progress. Marcia created, a nonprofit organization that encourages ...
  • Rabbin, Toby 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-03-10)
    Toby had cancer three times. Breast cancer three times. At first she rejected invasive treatment. Then she had a change of heart as a result of being a director of bereavement at a hospice.
  • Tono, Ernesto 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-03-10)
    Ernesto Tono was a man of faith who loved gardening, cooking and, most of all, the company of his family and friends.
  • Stenstrom, Kevin 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-01-31)
    Kevin Stenstrom was a marathon runner and a Naval Flight officer who, during a routine physical, was diagnosed with melanoma. After several surgeries and months of cancer therapy, Kevin founded team Miles 4 Melanoma, a ...
  • Sturdivant, Janina 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-01-27)
    Janina Sturdivant is 36 and has been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. She participates in research studies and has an unusual treatment plan.She has learned to appreciate life and spending time with her children. ...
  • Sorkin, Jerry 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2014-01-27)
    Jerry Sorkin created "Breathe Deep DC," a 5K walk to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for lung cancer.
  • Shoretz, Rochelle 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2013-12-17)
    Rochelle Shoretz was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28, and then with stage IV breast cancer at age 37. She is the founder and executive director of Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that provides ...
  • Langer, Jenna 

    Seize the Days, Inc. (2013-12-06)
    Jenna Langer created a blog - - after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. She uses the blog to report on her own progress, comment on issues of public policy and express her own creativity.

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