A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Cystic fibrosis makes breathing difficult and living a regular life near impossible, says Andres Perez, 29, who is asking for gift cards, clothing and baby items to help support him and his family after lung transplant surgery. Source: A young father with ‘80-year-old’ lungs has only one wish

Dad Captures The Effects Of Childhood Cancer With One Moving Photo

In one photo, Andrew Brown has captured the effects of childhood cancer as well as the strength of his daughter. On June 23, doctors at a hospital in Australia diagnosed Brown’s daughter Hayley with a type of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. Brown told The Huffington Post that doctors found a soft tissue tumor at the back…

Grieving father’s commonsense message about mental illness is a wake-up call

Source: Dallas Morning News / Sharon Grigsby If you live in tight proximity to mental illness — either in your own life or in that of a dearest loved one — you probably have noticed the growing number of heartbreaking, courageous pieces such as the one in yesterday’s Washington Post titled: She ‘loved life:’ A grieving father wrote openly about suicide…

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Source: NPR Ten years ago, Arnaldo Silva noticed a lump on his chest and decided to get it checked out. “I’m sitting in an office with about 80 women, everybody’s staring at me. And this lady leaned over she says, ‘Are you waiting for somebody?’ and I said ‘No, I’m here for me,’ ” the…