Spark The Way Blog

Where the founder has told her story,
Spark the Way is telling our story,
and now, we help navigate the way in writing your story!

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    Still Waters Cancer Retreat: Part A

    Last year, I ended up on this really cool trip for young adults affected by cancer. I met people that I'm going to know forever and made memories that I'll actually remember. It was an amazing week, but I came home thinking...   Read More...

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    Christmas in July

    Meet Annie Boss (yes, that's her real last name!), one of the most joyful, smiley, caring, loving, and powerful human beings that I've ever met..."I was diagnosed with a synovial sarcoma in my left foot, just six years after I had lost my dad to his short battle with chondrosarcoma. I was diagnosed at the very end of my first year of my masters program in physician assistant studies. I spent last summer undergoing radiation treatment, and ended the summer with a tumor resection surgery.   Read More...

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    MD Anderson with Amy

    In March of this year, I was introduced to a spectacular woman who goes by the name of Amy Wright. Amy is 32 and has found herself in her third battle against cancer. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014 and then 6 months later, diagnosed with endometrial cancer.   Read More...

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    Spark Spotlight on Jordan Cook

    Another win for social media! A few weeks ago, I was bouncin' around Instagram and stumbled upon this post on Maria Taylor, analyst and host for ESPN and the SEC Network,  page:From there, I was able to message Jordan and, eventually, hop on the phone with her. This girl is cool, ya'll!   Read More...

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    Spark Spotlight on Christopher Case

    Most days, social media gets a bad reputation, but today, I'm thankful for it- I'm thankful that it gave us the chance to connect with Christopher Case, a 35 year old Medistinal Germ Cell Cancer fighter who oncologists have given a terminal diagnosis. I have such a hard time writing that because I believe in a healing God of miracles, so I'm just going to keep doing that for Chris' circumstance. Read up on this very cool person and check out his bucket list below- let's make some of these things...  Read More...

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    We Made STW History

    This past weekend, July 15, 2017, we made Spark the Way history! We partnered with the No More foundation to renovate young adult cancer patient, Jamie's, living space. Jamie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2017 which has shaken the family to the core.   Read More...

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    Spark Spotlight on Chris Cox

    Our Spark Spotlight this week is on Chris Cox, a young adult who found himself fighting alongside his mother in her cancer diagnosis. Chris has so kindly and willingly taken a step back into those tough memories to share with us some insight into the life of a young adult caregiver. Grab a tissue and keep on reading... Q: What was your initial response to your mom’s diagnosis?A: Honestly, when I first heard the news it just seemed unreal.   Read More...

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