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February 2024

Healing Hearts: The Role of Emotional Well-Being in Battling Illness

Here, we'll explore the connection between emotional well-being and the healing process. We offer insights into the positive impact of maintaining a hopeful and loving mindset during challenging times.

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The story behind A Week Away

Caleb Walker

December 8th, 1990 — December 3rd, 2014

A Week Away was an idea that originated from a weekend trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. My best friend and I were gifted this opportunity by someone who felt I could use some time away. It had been almost four years since doctors had diagnosed me with Stage III Anaplastic Ependymoma, a rare and aggressive form of Cancer that attacks the brain and spine.

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