How Volunteering Brought Light to a Dark Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

By Meredith Whittemore Barbara Frisbie greets visitors with a smile every week at Canopy – A Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. What you wouldn’t realize at first glance is that she’s been battling ovarian cancer for more than 10 years. In 2007, Frisbie says she lost a lot of weight and [Continue Reading]

Why Not? Competing as an Extreme Athlete After Amputation

By Jade Waddy For Artis Thompson, III, there’s nothing that he can’t do as an extreme athlete. Growing up in Houston, Thompson was active in sports despite the doubts and opinions of naysayers due to his weight. Those opinions fueled his adrenaline to give his best on the field and carried his football career all [Continue Reading]

When Heart Arrhythmia Disrupts Your Life

By Lindsey Klingensmith For more than half his life, David Lawrence, now 57, has been living with a heart arrhythmia called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Simply put, SVT is a faster-than-normal heart rhythm that begins in the heart’s upper two chambers.  Symptoms can include heart palpitations, chest pain, fainting, fatigue, lightheadedness and sweating. Beginning at Age 26 [Continue Reading]

This Prostate Cancer Survivor Has Important Advice for Other Men

By Meredith Whittemore Larry Yeglin isn’t afraid to share the story of his cancer journey. “I’ve found many men are reluctant to talk about prostate cancer. Luckily for me, a good friend of mine mentored me through the process. Now I hope to do the same for others,” says Yeglin. It was 2015 when blood work [Continue Reading]