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Soaring Like An Eagle

Last Wednesday we said our goodbyes to a legendary hero and warrior and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.  I first wrote a blog post about Doug Aikins in February  when he was rushed to the hospital emergency department .  Joy W. a very close friend of Doug and the owner of the […]

Volunteer Week (April 6-12)

Someone once asked me “What are you going to do when you retire?”  Without hesitating I answered “I don’t know!” From the first day that I started working to support myself (in 1968) I told myself that things would get easier if I worked hard.  And if things really did get easier for me – […]

A Love Story

Originally published June 15, 2012 On Wednesday morning, during my shift as a volunteer at the Cancer Centre, we learned that it was Margaret’s 75th Birthday.  Margaret is a retired nurse who volunteers at the Cancer Centre on Wednesday afternoons.  Margaret and her very good friend Hilary, who is also a retired nurse, take the […]

Not a creature was stirring….

Originally published December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve and once again it didn’t feel like Christmas.  It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas – but I remember it well.  It was in 1983 at my Mom & Dad’s place in Midland, Ontario.  My family always got together to celebrate […]

CANCER: My Third Anniversary – Part 4 of 4

Originally published August 27, 2012 Please read Parts 1, 2 and 3 before reading this blog post…. Monday, August 18, 2009 Oncology Floor 51N – Surrey Memorial Hospital I was awake most of the night (worrying) and had just started to fall back asleep when the nurse came into my room.  I looked at my […]

Cancer: My Third Anniversary – Part 3 of 4

Originally published August 24, 2012 Please read Part 1 & 2 before reading this post… Before we continue, I would like to explain the purpose and scope of this story. The third anniversary of my first Cancer treatment (August 18, 2009) was approaching and I wanted to write something about my experience – so that […]

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Daniel St. Andrews

A Personal Journal of my Loves, Fears, Cancer and Tears