Wednesday, September 28 2022 - 2:33 AM

Story Harvest

“Cancer” on My Resume

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In April when I was diagnosed with a very aggressive, stage 4, non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer called mantle cell, I said, “I never wanted to have …

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Seeing Clearly

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When I started playing the guitar, my motivation could best be summed up as a short but embarrassing mantra: “Chicks dig musicians.” I sat for …

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Good in COVID

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COVID hit the world unexpectedly during my seventh month of working as a student journalist in Peru. When Peru airports closed to all traffic, the …

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Adopting Lilyan

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On a beautiful spring morning, March 26, 2007, a perfect little angel, Lilyan Rose, was born. Unfortunately, her home was a dangerous and unstable environment. …

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What a Gift

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I first met her at church. My family had just moved to Milton Freewater, Oregon, and we were looking for a church that would be …

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Trapped by An Angel

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It was a beautiful summer’s day in Sandpoint, Idaho. With my dad off at work and my mom out grocery shopping, my little sister and …

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My Scoliosis Report

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When I was 14, I was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. Typically doctors find this condition in children around eight or …

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Be Kind

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Have we lost our kindness? Have we lost our ability to see the good in other people? Why do we so quickly forget that we …

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Losing Mindy

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It was a crisp, clear sunny afternoon in Walla Walla, Washington. My family was enjoying being around our house one summer afternoon after church while …

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