Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Cancer survivors still living, laughing
Against the backdrop of Lance Armstrong's cancer battle, I-Reporters stepped up and put faces on the disease -- faces like Nathan Greene, 10, of Muncie, Indiana, shown with the class pet.

Greene has leukemia and gets chemotherapy every month, and yet still musters the energy to play basketball. He and other survivors exemplify the determination to look death straight in the eye and get on with their lives. People opened up about personal experiences, and cutting down the information for our gallery of stories was challenging.

Mary Coulter, Kendal Seidel and Joey Maher's tales, documented in an audio slide show, are funny and moving. Clearly, as Maher said, a positive attitude goes a long way.

Coulter's hilarious Italian greyhounds and Maher's sarcastic cancer-fighting shirts had us laughing and crying at the same time. "Chemo junkie?" Love it! (Maher's shirts can be found on the family's Web site.) And Seidel's battle against late-stage ovarian cancer is a remarkable tale of beating the odds.

Read a selection of the e-mails we received, and then take a look at our gallery and slide show. And then, tell us what you think.
THESE PEOPLE HAVE SUCH STRENGHT, AND FIGHT IN THEM. THESE PEOPLE AND OTHERS LIKE THEM ARE TRUE 'HEROS". god bless them all.
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