Skin Cancer

My Friend Has Cancer

My Friend Has Cancer

It was right after Christmas, 1988.

We were in 6th grade.  Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis.  "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel Corbin, a Connecticut native.  "It's crazy how all us survivors remember the exact date, I guess because life changes forever as of that day... it was three months before my 12th birthday."

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. 

I have vague memories of visiting my friend in the hospital, attending a support group and just hanging out.  Rachel and I grew up...