Author - 2survive

The 2survive Family: Bringing Those Affected by Cancer 2gether

First off, thank you to all of the followers and supporters of 2survive - I know 2survive is not a multi-million dollar beast of an organization. 2survive doesn’t make a huge profit. 2survive does not sell a ton of merchandise and that is fine, because that is not the focus of 2survive. - 2survive is about bringing people affected by cancer - 2gether! - And that’s what 2survive is doing! // I remember building the 2survive website in 2011. [...]

A Marine Fighting the Battle of a Lifetime: A Survivor’s Story

The other day while going about my usual online duties, checking stats, writing blogs, reading emails, I received an email from a man diagnosed with brain cancer, Scott. It came in on the 2survive Facebook Fan page. Scott was looking to connect with anyone that might be going through treatment for brain cancer. Not only had Scott been diagnosed with brain cancer, but at the doctor's office, the day he was diagnosed, his fiancée decided this was a battle she [...]

Homemade Music Video for Ryan Hamner’s Song “Give it Up” Made While at Home Recovering

// // For those that know me, well, you probably know that I’m not at all a perfect man; or even close. - But I am a Christian and throughout my battle with cancer, my faith has helped me through so much. Please take a minute and watch a short homemade video I made for my song, “Give it Up” while recovering at home from pericarditis, myocarditis, pneumonia and a blood clot in January, 2013.

Ryan’s Keynote Speech from the “Hear the Heart” Tour of Summer 2010

In summer of 2010, I was fortunate enough to embark on my "Hear the Heart" tour, which was sponsored by HopeLab; makers of the game Re-Mission which is a video game for young people with cancer. (Did I mention it rocks?) This tour was one of the most memorable times of my life. I was a broke musician for one - but I was also touring hospitals, clinics, children's camps and you name it, performing for survivors and those affected [...]

Relay for Life Fundraiser – Heidi Matheny

Relay For Life is a celebration of life in honor of those touched by cancer. As the largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, funds are raised for the American Cancer Society’s programs of research,education, advocacy and service – programs that can reduce cancer deaths andcancer incidence, and improve the quality of life for those touched by cancer. It is a true community event where people of all ages and from all walks oflife come together for a common cause. [...]

“Survivors Survive” – Being Played Around the World and Reaching Others

The story of "Survivors Survive" is a crazy one if you have read any of my other blogs about the song and how it came to be. I won't go into all of the details; however, I would like to talk about how this song has touched thousands and sent out a message that continues to "deliver". In 2011, shortly after recording this song, I wanted desperately to do a video, but at the time couldn't pay for the type [...]

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What is Thrombosis

A great deal of people worldwide are diagnosed each year with thrombosis and its most severe complication, thromboembolism and it is only normal to wonder "what is thrombosis" exactly. Thrombosis represents a medical condition characterized by the formation of a blood clot (known medically as thrombus) within the blood vessels ( arteries, veins and capillaries) which carry blood in the body. This disorder which affects the circulatory system causes the obstruction of the blood flow and in case this coagulated [...]

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5 Simple Ways to Become Healthier

1 - Exercise at Least 3 Times a Week Now, some of you may be thinking, "well I'm not joining a gym. I'm not going to run a triathlon. I'm not..." FINE! - You don't have to! However, you can lean up, increase energy levels, get more oxygen to your brain, relieve depression naturally and feel friggin' great just from taking a 20-minute brisk walk. If you can't go 20 minutes, start off with 10 or whatever you can go [...]

10 Clues That Someone is a Cancer Survivor

1. They are a bit skinny, but strong as hell! 2. A long day used to be working from 9 to 5, but not anymore. 3. The thing they value most is people, not money. 4. Those little arguments from years ago have long been forgotten. - And not from chemo brain! 5. They will kick your ass in the "who has the most scars" contest. 6. They probably know the definition of the word, "petechiae". 7. They know where their "good veins" are. 8. They [...]

Using Qigong For Stress Relief

// When dealing with cancer or any craziness in life, we can experience immeasurable amounts of stress. When we have cancer, the bills don't stop, they add up. Family stresses don't subside, and they can sometimes get worse. I want to tell you about using Qigong for stress relief. You know the feeling. It's like a crowded bar in your head—lots of noise, smoke and oh look there is someone doing shots. Okay, that part was a joke, but you [...]