Beating the Beast


Grandparents’ Custody Rights

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Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. In some circumstances, a grandparent can be awarded partial custody or visitation rights for a grandchild. Such a right could be exercised when, The court finds it is in the best interests of the grandchild, A birth parent is deceased, The parents are divorced, or have been separated for…



Take One Day at a Time

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Cancer robs us of our most valuable illusion, the future. There’s so much we put up with, salving our wounds with the thought that things will get better in the future. That jerk of a neighbor will move. You’ll get a promotion, or a better job elsewhere, if you just keep plugging away. Your kid…



Educate Yourself

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What You Have, What To Do About It When I was diagnosed nine years ago, the internet was a very different place. Not nearly as polished. Search engines weren’t as good. Hour after hour I’d search, and read, and search, and read. When the possibility of lymphoma was brought up by my doctor, I went…



Congratulations! You’ve got cancer!

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Congratulations! You’ve got cancer! It came as a surprise to me. My family members have a long and colorful history of heart attacks and strokes taking them out. Cancer just wasn’t on my radar screen, especially at age 34 (shortly before my diagnosis, a radiologist told me I was too young to have cancer). If…