Porter-Gaud School Relay For Life

Porter-Gaud hosted its first Relay for Life on Friday night and raised almost $7000 for The American Cancer Society. Around 300 students, faculty, and parents participated in the event organized by Director of Community Service Gretchen Tate and her service leaders. While Porter-Gaud participates in Relay for Life each year, this marks the first time we have hosted an event. The entire track was lined with more than 450 luminarias, each representing someone connected to our School Family who has […]

New Ebook: Four Time Cancer Survivor

Author J. Patrick Thomas has penned a new ebook entitled, “Four Time Cancer Survivor!,” which was adapted from his amazon cancer best seller, “A Call to Faith.” The following is an excerpt from the story: Prologue I had just been contacted by a man from London who had recently purchased my full length story, A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor. He told me that he read on the back cover of the book that I had […]

The New Normal

Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What are the plans for me on this earth? Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you a […]

Pixel of Ink Emerging Author

J. Patrick Thomas was featured as an emerging author on Pixel of Inc. for his novel “A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor.” Thomas will be out soon with a new ebook sure to help author’s market their stories.

So you’ve Self-Published; Now What? A Guest Post on BookMasters

So you’ve Self-Published; Now What? A Guest Post on BookMasters August 15, 2012 by bookmasters12 about.me/jaythomas The hard part is done.  You have completed your new best seller.  You have just purchased a new wheel-barrel to collect all the cash that will soon be rolling in.  Your family, friends and co-workers have kept you afloat for the first several months with more than acceptable sales figures.  But wait.  What is happening?  Is there more to life than Amazon? The Online […]

Teenager builds cancer detecting artificial brain

17 year old Brittany Wenger won first place in the Google Science Fair.  Her achievements are nothing short of genius.  Wenger wrote a cloud-based computer program that makes breast cancer detection less invasive. She called it the “Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer.” With breast cancer statistics on the rise, Ms. Wenger has taken a great step to advance the progression of detection in this type of cancer.  As with all cancers, early detection is critical in surviving […]

5 Secrets to Surviving Cancer

5 Secrets to Surviving Cancer   A cancer diagnosis is probably the most devastating news any of us will ever get. In fact, medical parlance describes typical reaction to it as the “Five Ds”: fears about dying, dysfunction, discomfort, disability, and dependence. As the population ages and grows, and survival rates improve, more people are living beyond their cancer diagnosis. Today, 13.7 million Americans have a history of cancer, with 18 million expected in 2022, the American Cancer Society and […]

Cancer Survival Rates

“Cancer Survival Rate” Shortly after the fact has set in to a new cancer recipient, the inevitable question arises shortly thereafter;  what are my chances of survival? The internet is loaded with sites that can give you this type of information.  While it is true, there are many factors to look at when factoring in a survival rate, such as size of the tumor, location of the tumor, age of the patient, etc., etc. If you are going to use […]