The year our son was born Jeff began to compile 1 second everyday videos where you take a one second video clip each day and then you review the compilation on December 31 or January 1 of the next year. …


I’m shaking my head as I think about it. This bike. This bike that I never wanted. Actually, I gave a firm “no” when we talked about getting it, and yet somehow, it ended up at my house. If you know Jeff then that probably isn’t a surprise to you…


There was a point in time when I thought that battling the treatment would be the hard part. Jeff’s treatment was no short of life sucking at times. It literally took everything from him. Right before Jeff began 30 rounds of proton therapy at MGH, we got the “wonderful” news…


I’m a counselor, a therapist, a clinical social worker, a shrink, or whatever other name you chose to use. By degree, I’m a social worker. By license, I’m a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW). Now you see why the other terms are often used because not very many people…


Hindsight is always 20/20. As Jeff’s diagnosis came into focus, the questions came at us from all directions. One of the biggest ones had to do with what symptoms he had before shit hit the fan. They (Doctors, Nurses etc.) would run through the questions; any headaches, dizziness, balance issues…

Sarah Valois

Wife, Mother, Clinician, Social Worker, Liberal Minded Christian and Cancer Survivor Partner

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