Sarcoma Awareness Month

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July was Sarcoma Awareness Month, and at The SAMFund we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge our many friends and alumni who are sarcoma survivors, including our very own Executive Director, Sam. Most common in children and young adults, 40% of bone sarcomas and 20% of soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed before age 35. More than 5% of our SAMFund […]

Full Circle

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I feel just like I’m sinking and I claw for solid ground I’m pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low oh darkness I feel like letting go if all of the strength and all of the courage come and lift me from this place I know I can love […]

Survivor Spotlight: Heather Von St. James

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Heather Von St. James is a new mom and amazing woman who is truly surviving and moving forward. At 36, just three and a half months after giving birth to her daughter, Lily, Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma. She reached out to us with this powerful message: “Since May is National Cancer Research Month, I […]

Survivorship: There’s An App for That!

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Recently, we were pleasantly surprised to find an iTunes application for AYA Survivorship and wanted to know more about how it came to be available. So, we tracked down one of the designers, Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas and doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School […]