Cancer offers a cure for another problem….

Believe it or not, Marlene J. believes getting cancer has cured her long history of depression… How can that be? Cancer being better than depression? Cancer being less of an imposition than depression? Cancer being easier to deal with than being depressed? She says an emphatic, “Yes.” Diagnosed in January of 2012, after a routine […]

"I don’t know who I am anymore…."

“I don’t know who I am anymore….” A common quote from many women that we see at The Oldham Project studios. Some refer to it as “chemo brain”, some say they’ve “lost themselves.” Kate is no different, except, she is recognizing it and attempting to face it head on through writing and journaling about her […]

After a persistent cough for a couple weeks, Clara’s Mom, Lisa decided she knew her child best and took her in to the Doctor to demand some labs be drawn… which determined, just 4 hours later that Clara was fighting Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. “It was the farthest thing from our minds when we asked for […]

Charlie is a bright, friendly and utterly charming little 4 year old with a “monster” that lives in his little head…. a terminal brain tumor…Diagnosed with “diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma” or “DIPG”, Charlie was initially treated with radiation and steroids, but to no avail. This is a tumor that WILL take his life and sooner, rather […]

Loss is so difficult to deal with….

In the past few weeks, Oldham has experienced loss again. Two of our Bold and Beautiful women have lost their courageous battles with cancer. Again, cancer has taken loved ones from families, mothers from children and wives from husbands. Sabrina Maddox was photographed during our inaugural launch of Be Bold, Feel Beautiful in 2010. Sabrina had […]

She fought valiently and with dignity…

Again, with too much frequency of late, I come to our readers with the loss of another one of our Bold and Beautiful women. Telina “Tina” McAllister finally is free of pain. She fought a valient and courageous fight with Pancreatic cancer for just about a year. Diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in June […]

"I live in church….it’s where God speaks to me."

Joyce, age 64, discovered her own lump in 2009, as many women do… a small lump in her breast and a casual trip to the doctor. Originally, just drained and said to be benign, she moved on, thinking nothing more of it. But when that same breast became unusually painful, she was alarmed. In March […]

Sometimes you just look normal….

Everyone loves to see kids at play, laughing, running and jumping….but sometimes that just can’t happen. Especially those with blood disorders… 6 year old Layla wants to be a phlebotomist someday, when she grows up, “to make peoples blood better.” After noticing some unusual bruising, parents, Jason and Jennifer took their daughter to the doctor […]

Just a big kid….with cancer.

After having her appendix removed, Katlynn developed some unusual, swollen glands… thinking it all part of the recent surgery, they initially thought nothing of it. But, as time went on, it became more apparent that something was wrong. Katlynn, age 20 was then diagnosed at Sparrow Hematology/Oncology Clinic, with Acute Lymphocytic and Acute Myeloid Leukemia […]