May 18, 2020

On Saturday June 20, I will celebrate 5 years since the surgery that removed my most recent brain tumor. I intend to spend the day celebrating life by running on the Mt. Spokane Nordic ski trails. I invite you to join me in spirit.

April 8, 2020

OutLive represents the next step in my journey into life after cancer. Today I sent out the first newsletter. The text is included here. You can sign up for OutLive's occasional emails on home page at outlivecancer.org.

Last Wednesday, April 1, was supposed to mark a ne...

February 13, 2020

Mom wasn’t one for certainties or hard answers. She wasn’t overly concerned with what would happen to her when life left her body.

September 20, 2019

Cancer may be the trauma that keeps on giving, but life is a gift. I get scared because I want to live; but if fear cripples me, I’m not really living.

September 3, 2019

Where does gratitude come from, and how can we get it when we don't feel it? Those are two big questions I've been wrestling with lately.

Things have been a bit blah the past few months. It's strange, since so many cool things have been happening. I ran my first 50-mile...

June 5, 2019

What began as a goal to bring emotional health had grown to include the benefit of keeping me physically healthy – maybe even cancer-free.

February 7, 2019

Unlike my friend, I'm supposed to be immune to this type of insecurity. I must be, since I’ve aired my struggles for all to see, willfully and repeatedly, on film and in writing many times over the past couple of years. This willingness to lay it all out there is m...

November 19, 2018

It was a blast to see Adam Harum's Proof of Life documentary and side project Proof of Life: Pacing in their big-screen debuts. Check them out online at www.proofoflifefilm.com.

October 4, 2018

Last September, filmmaker Adam Harum put together a 5-minute short film called Proof of Life: Pacing.

October 4, 2018

Today is a blog two-fer. The first is the most frustrated post I've written yet. It spilled out last night and needs to be shared. The second is maybe the most excited. Here's the first. Feel free to skip to the happy one.

*A point of clarification: This letter is to my...

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About Brad Thiessen

After my third cancer experience, my emotional and spiritual survival depended on finding hope and meaning in the face of a diagnosis that is statistically fatal and sure to recur. I came out of it seeking hope and meaning in the face of an uncertain future.

     As this blog develops, I hope to not just share and investigate from my own life, but also give voice to what others have learned on the journey. Learn more of my story and the Proof of Life projects.

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