Sunday, October 23, 2011

Amy's Blend at Caribou Coffee

I noticed today that the local Caribou Coffee (southside) is donating proceeds from the sale of their "Amy's Blend" coffee to the Cancer Caring Center, my favorite local cancer support organization! The concept is a tribute to Caribou Coffee roastmaster Amy Erickson, who passed away in 1995 after dealing with breast cancer. She was 33 years old. To learn more, click HERE, and get yourself over to Caribou to support the Cancer Caring Center!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Indescribable Pain

Several years ago I met Elijah Oberman when my two-piece lady-punk band opened for Eli's band, The Shondes at Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh. Now, our paths cross again but for an entirely different reason- cancer.

Eli has written a beautiful piece called "The Pain of Indescribable Pain", where he talks about being a transgendered man diagnosed with breast cancer. He talks about facing a diagnosis, its treatment, its recovery, and coping with all of it.

Many thanks to Eli for being willing to share his story!