My late husband and I had only known each other for a couple of months when he was diagnosed with stage IV synovial sarcoma — a rare type of soft tissue cancer — in November 2014. I’d just helped a close friend with a breast cancer diagnosis, so I knew what a battle with cancer looked like and what it would take to get through it. My heart was broken. But I also knew that Josh and I shared something very special — and I wasn’t about to let cancer get in our way. One of the fi
Brenna Huckaby is a professional snowboarder in the U.S. Paralympics, and she's also the first amputee to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Born in Baton Rouge, Huckaby was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma in 2010 and had to have her right leg amputated. According to her profile on the Paralympics website, that's when she started snowboarding and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Huckaby began competing in 2013 and after a few years, gave birth to her first daught
Today, a dear friend of mine, Amanda Smith, left flowers on Josh’s Grave for me. Her boyfriend, Roger Henderson, is also buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Roger is another young soul whose life was taken far too soon by sarcoma cancer. Amanda and I have made a promise to each other that each time we go to Arlington to visit our guys, we will pay a visit to each others as well. There’s a lot of comfort in knowing that too much time hasn’t passed since they’ve had a visito
"Soon after my brother, Devon, was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, we became associated with the Josh Powell Foundation. Fabi has played a pivotal role in providing support not only for us, but many other families as well. Due to her love and support, I was asked to write a testimonial on my brother’s battle, and I couldn’t be happier to do so. It was back in November that my brother finally got the spot on his leg biopsied. It simply wouldn’t heal and resembled a bruise…
INSPIRING THE WORLD ONE BATTLE AT A TIME: Here is a poem my daughter wrote about scars while she was going through treatment. “I have many scars.
Some you can't see.
You could connect them like stars
And tell a whole story.
The ones that I wear upon my skin
I wear them with pride.
They're my badges of strength.
No they won't hide.
I will wear them so all can see.
I've been hurt times before
And ill be hurt times again.
That's what happens when you act like me