Cancer Advocacy and Healing Art


Remembering Sheila Piper Stubbs

Remembering Sheila Piper Stubbs


Posted By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In remembering the first time my cousin Dale introduced me to Sheila Piper,  almost thirty years ago, it seems like just yesterday.  She was beautiful, witty, smart and as charming as they come.  Dale was pretty taken by this amazingly special lady and we all could understand why.  She was born a few months before me and Dale convinced her to marry him a few months after Lori and I were married.  Their wedding was the first wedding we...

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  Being known for portrait photography, I thought it would be fun to expose the “other” side of my work through this show.   The best way to perfect your talent or skill is through juried print competitions.  It was through this process that I discovered the additional challenge of stepping away from my comfort zone and creating images that I had total creative freedom.  Two things along the journey really impacted my work...

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Finally Free


Posted By on Thursday, May 8, 2014

“In places like this…..Under the overlay of time, I could feel the pictures form and dissolve in my mind. Years ago on this same beach, not many yards away, a placid pool left by the ebbing tide. One moment a three-year-old playing at the edge. The next moment —-incredibly—vanished…..In places like this….Why does time slide by so fast, I asked myself. Why does nothing stay?…..Yes, I thought, it does give strength. To...

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Breast Cancer Survival by Cynthia S. Waters

Breast Cancer Survival by Cynthia S. Waters


Posted By on Sunday, December 1, 2013

The year 2000 – the dawn of a new millennium. “Everyone save your gallon milk jugs and fill them with clean water. Make sure to have plenty of canned goods on hand, and check your flashlights to make sure the batteries still work. There is going to be a disaster when the clock strikes 12:00 midnight!” We all know now that there was no disaster when the clock struck 12:00 pm. But on February 18, 2000, my 38thbirthday, a disaster...

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It was the ending of a perfectly wonderful Summer. We were getting ready for Madison to go back to school doing the usual clothes and school supplies shopping. I was at work when Diane called. She had just gotten finished working out with trainer Julie and was getting ready for her shower when she noticed a bright red streak on her right breast. She had worn a sports bra for the work out. The same bra she had worn many times before....

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Breast Cancer Survival Journey by Diane Phillips


Posted By on Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Diane Phillips The Breast Cancer Survival journey Part One – Breast Cancer Reflection: Every time I pause to think about this experience I am taken back to the phone call that changed everything. My doctor called to say the biopsy was “positive”, you have breast cancer”. As she continued to describe what I would be doing next, where I will be going, what were the surgery options, all I could think about was “you have cancer,...

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