A fundraiser has been set up for Jaime Nichols, who has been fighting ACC since 1999: http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20130830/NEWS01/308300020/Lakeview-class-rallies-one-its-own?nclick_check=1. The gofundme site of the Jaime Ward Nichols Support Group has raised over $8500 towards their $9000 goal: http://www.gofundme.com/3sg8po . Sending supportive thoughts Jaime's way, as she is facing her end times. I am so thankful that she and her family have such a crowd of friends and supporters.
I saw a cool craft business site, owned by a fellow ACC survivor: Cottage Nest http://www.cottagenest.com/ . The online shop is located on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cottagenestinteriors . She gives me hope to ramp up the online footprint of my jewelry retail business!
This story isn't about ACC in particular, but head/neck cancer in general:
Head, neck cancer care being concentrated at teaching hospitals, academic centers
Referring to a study by Elliot Abemayor, MD, PhD, of the University of California, we who are being treated for head/neck cancer are being admitted to teaching hospitals more than other types. This means that if someone wants to get residency training for head/neck cancer, they will probably be aiming to match to a residence program at a teaching hospital. I would have figured this study would discover these findings, but maybe because I was treated (and continue to be 'watched') at one of my local teaching hospitals. The numbers of inpatient hospital stays for head/neck cancer in 2010 is what really caught my eye: 37,354, up from 28,862 in 2000. Bunch of us out there, folks.