Scholarship Essay

A Person’s Will To Live Is The Only True Deciding Factor

James “Rhio” O’Connor was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2001 called pleural mesothelioma.

A Plan, Idea Or Option That Is Best For Us

When the word, “cancer” is heard it often emotes feelings of panic and a flood of questions as to what the future holds.

A Positive Difference

In life, I know that nothing is for sure except my faith.

A Positive Outlook

This was moment that changed the rest of my life...I was sitting in the patient waiting room at the clinic for what seems to be a routine errand of picking up the results of my physical.

A Remarkable Example

The life of Mr. James “Rhio” O’Connor is an inspirational story of a man who was diagnosed at the age of 61 with pleural mesothelioma—a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

A Remarkable Spirit

The human body is the complex and mysterious home to our equally remarkable spirit.

A Second Could Make A Difference

A Second Could Make A Difference

A Second Life, The End Is Just The Beginning

A Second Life, the End is Just the Beginning “A story inspired by the life of a courageous man called Rhio o'Connor”

A Silver Lining

A Silver Lining

A Similar Story

A Similar Story

A Spirit Of Faith And Self-Belief

Before a mother gives birth, life is envisioned.

A Spirit Of Optimism And Hope

C.C. Scott once said “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”

A Strong And Determined Man

James O’Connor was a strong and determined man whose memory will still remain in my mind as a role model and someone to look up to.

A Strong Man

James “Rhio” O’ Conner faced many challenges when he found out that he had cancer.

A Strong Man With A Lot Of Courage

James was a very strong man with a lot of courage.

A Terminal Diagnosis Doesn’t Have To Be The End

Rhio O’ Connor died tragically from a man caused cancer called Mesothelioma.

A Trip Outside The Box

The story of Rhio O'Connor 's battle is indeed one of inspiration.

A True Story Of Survival And Belief

James Rhio O’Connor was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in October 2001 at age 61.

A Truly Extraordinary Man

Rhio O’Connor was a truly extraordinary man.

A Wicked Word

Cancer is a wicked word.

A Wish

A Wish

A++ Essays – James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Winners – Year

The Cancer Monthly Scholarship Committee would like to thank all of the 1,500+ applicants who participated in this extraordinary essay contest.

Acceptance: The Bitter-Sweet Journey Through The Five Stages of Grief

Acceptance: The Bitter-Sweet Journey Through the Five Stages of Grief

Accomplishing Miracles

Accomplishing Miracles

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