Busy Week and Rewarding Weekend – Lots of Pink!

Whew! I’m exhausted but feel wonderful. There is nothing more rewarding than to give back and help much less fortunate cancer patients and future generations. And to memorialize Tracy while being surrounded by family and friends. There were two major events this week: The Seattle Seahawks “Crucial Catch” game on October 5th at home which […]


I’m asking for your support!

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join me in my #1 major event to memorialize Tracy, whom we lost a year ago. And to be a member of “Dana’s Gladiators” by donating and walking if you are in Seattle on Saturday, October 10th, 8am check-in at the Seattle Center. Simply go […]

Cancer Has No Chance. Zero. Period.

20 weeks of chemo, check! Surgery to remove the entire right breast (2nd mastectomy), check! My medical team at Virginia Mason was fantastic from the 5:45am check-in on the September 3rd until my checkout at noon on the 4th. Mathis stayed overnight on a cot and we’re both glad to be home for a good […]

Girls Just Gotta Have Fun!

Hello, friends and family, First, an update on the cancer front: Good news! My scans on August 17 showed diminished cancer on the mammary lymph nodes and another area showed no visible cancer. So chemo did most of what it’s supposed to do. Now, we continue to treat the cancer aggressively! Next on the schedule: […]

Got Hitched; Made It Legal; Tied the Knot!

You knew that Mathis proposed on my birthday in June, right? What you didn’t know is that we went to the courthouse and got married on Wednesday, July 29th! So easy and stress-free. My wonderful mother, Ilse, flew up from L.A. and two of Mathis’ buddies, Joe and Steve, were there as witnesses, too. The […]

“What Happened?” – Cancer Happened

“What Happened?” – Cancer Happened During a recent fun trip to Los Angeles, my Mom, Ilse, and I had a mother-daughter bachelorette party. We started at 3 in the afternoon with facials and massages. Then, we went to dinner with celebratory beverages. Then we saw Magic Mike XXL! Yes, indeed, and loved every minute of […]

Some Short Stories – My Cancer Odds N’ Ends

I’m a Prize-Winner! Last Saturday, Mathis and I attended a Junior Achievement fund-raising picnic since I’m still on the board. They sold raffle tickets for a number of cool prizes so we donated to the cause and put little red tickets in each prize bowl. Wouldn’t you know it? Of ALL the prizes and ALL […]

Happy News! And it Certainly Offsets the Cancer Crap

Announcement! On June 17, after a wonderful birthday dinner, Mathis asked me to marry him!  We’re so thrilled and we’ll continue to enjoy our wonderful life together. Our celebrations will be low key; however, we’re certainly celebrating life every day and wanted to share our joy with you, too. What about the ring, people ask! […]