January 17, 2018

Last summer it occurred to me that PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) might apply to cancer survivors, looked it up, and sure enough – whammo – it’s a thing.

It seems trite to compare a medical issue, even one as bad as cancer, with the PTSD of a war veteran who can...

June 1, 2017

A month or so ago, our pastor spoke about the messiness of life and asked how many of us have dealt with addiction, mental health or cancer, either in ourselves or someone we love. I was up in the balcony, so I got a bird’s-eye view.

It was astounding to see a room of 1...

May 11, 2017

Whether the 50k in September is successful is laughably insignificant when compared to the goal of seeing one’s wife alive again. It truly is just a marker.

April 19, 2017

No two ultramarathons are the same, even the same race for the same runner. It all depends on the conditions, and your muscles, your mood, your hydration, etc. Or so I’ve heard, from the dozen or more videos I’ve consumed about the Hard Rock 100 and Western States 100...

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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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