The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest.
Surviving Mesothelioma / Scholarship Essay
The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest. Judging was difficult, but the winners were selected based on style, content, grammar and originality. Below is the list of winners. Please note the following: 1) Winners will be contacted between before August 30, 2012 to verify status and mailing address to receive their scholarship. 2) This list … Continue reading 2012 James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners
The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the 1,500+ applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest.
Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2001 as a result of Asbestos exposure as a child. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from the Mesothelium, a membrane that forms the lining of many organs including the heart sac, abdo
Cancer is one of the deadliest and most painful diseases which destroys the victim slowly, and if not detected on time, might cause damage to other body organs and even the into the bone marrow.
I sit outside the room, listening to the joyful chirping of the budgies, but there is little joy within the walls of the building I am in. Although I am a young ten year old, I recognize that no amount of chirping birds and bright paint will cover up the stench of death and despair within the walls of a hospice. I am there for … Continue reading Adams, Ashley
Individuals such as James “Rhio” O’Connor are truly amazing.
Life: Our Advantage
Though the last six years of Rhio O’ Connor’s life may have been difficult and almost unbearable, they may have made more of an impact on thousands of people’s lives then his entire life.
Before a mother gives birth, life is envisioned.
After hearing that my father had a rare form of throat cancer in May of 2009, my heart sank to my feet.
Surviving Personal Demons
Living past Cancer
James “Rhio” O’Connor lived.
Everyday, I wake up and prepare for the day understanding two concepts.
Mesotheiloma + Metamorphous = Mesotheliorpheous
Hope or Fear: A Personal Perspective on Cancer
Rhio O’Connor is a shining example to all of us to Never, ever give up.
LIVING WITH MESOTHELIOMA AND BEATING THE ODDS
To be given the news that you have cancer is probably the worst news a person can be given.
The Case for an Integrative Cancer Medicine: The James Rhio O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
Life and Cancer
Having past experience with cancer in my family, I would take the advice of the doctor and start treatment; however, I would not stop in my pursuit of an academic career.