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A Colorado adventurer who has climbed Mount Everest and visited the North Pole faces his biggest challenge yet: late-stage cancer

MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE — “I used to think that North Pole expeditions were the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but …” Whatever Eric Larsen says next is going to be the world’s most heinous sufferfest. This is the explorer who crawled and swam 53 days through the melting Arctic Ocean to reach the North Pole […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Health, News, Outdoors, Outsider

These young adults are shredding, pedaling and climbing. Oh, and fighting cancer.

SILVERTON — Jesseca Collins was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on her 30th birthday on New Year’s Eve 2012. She had her first surgery a few months later.  “I went from this intense athlete to gaining 40 pounds and crawling around my room, crying when I had to put clothes on. I was so tired. The […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

My documentary work with cancer patients also taught me about dealing with the challenge of COVID-19

As a senior at Glenwood Springs High School, I produced a capstone project, a video documentary I called “Connections: A Deeper Meaning Of Cancer.” But that experience also shaped my perspective on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the historic pandemic that has touched us all. Two-and-a-half years in the making, this documentary — which I […]

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Opinion: The ACA changed how we treat cancer — and it is all at risk because of our current leadership

Health is a fragile thing. We’ve been told this over and over, but often it’s hard to imagine that we are anything but invincible. There are certain moments in our lives when that changes. The world is currently living through one of those moments. But for us, that moment came when we were given a […]