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Inside My Terminally Ill Friend's Final Party Before Ending Her Life

Inside My Terminally Ill Friend's Final Party Before Ending Her Life

Originally posted 08/25/2016 10:20AM

Betsy Davis, "the Queen of Plastics," was an artist whose work inspired me before I ever met her. I saw one of her meticulously geometric, florid laser cut plastic sculptures on a friend's wall. It stopped me in my tracks.

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Mark Hamill Supports Social Media Campaign to Help Terminally Ill Fan See Rogue One Early

Mark Hamill Supports Social Media Campaign to Help Terminally Ill Fan See Rogue One Early

Originally posted 08/23/2016 11:25AM

Mark Hamill is doing his part to help a terminally ill fan see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before it's released in theaters.

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Shows 'Due to Doctors' Orders'

Aretha Franklin Cancels Upcoming Shows 'Due to Doctors' Orders'

Originally posted 08/23/2016 12:00AM

Aretha Franklin needs R-E-S-T.

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Prom Queen! Wisconsin Teen with Painful Disease Gets Her Last Dance Before She Decides to End Her Life

Originally posted 07/24/2016 11:55AM

A Wisconsin teen has decided to end her life after battling a crippling disease – but first, she wanted to go to prom.

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Zoë Saldana Reveals She Has an Autoimmune Disease: 'All of a Sudden It Hits You'

Zoë Saldana Reveals She Has an Autoimmune Disease: 'All of a Sudden It Hits You'

Originally posted 07/21/2016 12:30PM

Zoë Saldana has been diagnosed with the same autoimmune disease that her mother and sisters battle.

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After Surviving Cancer Battle, Javier Munoz to Take Over Hamilton Role from Lin-Manuel Miranda

UpdatePosted 07/09/2016 06:20PM

After Surviving Cancer Battle, Javier Munoz to Take Over Hamilton Role from Lin-Manuel Miranda

Originally posted 06/17/2016 04:00PM

Hamilton star Javier Muñoz is ready for his turn in the spotlight.

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'I Was So Devastated': Robin Givens Opens Up About Her Sister's Swift, Shocking Death from Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

'I Was So Devastated': Robin Givens Opens Up About Her Sister's Swift, Shocking Death from Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Originally posted 04/29/2016 07:30PM

It's been two years since Robin Givens' sister, Stephanie, suddenly died from an aggressive form of breast cancer. And now the actress is finally ready to open up about her painful loss.

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Lena Dunham Gives Health Update Amid Endometriosis Recovery: 'I've Been Treating Myself Like a Delicate Flower'

Lena Dunham Gives Health Update Amid Endometriosis Recovery: 'I've Been Treating Myself Like a Delicate Flower'

Originally posted 04/20/2016 02:00AM

Lena Dunham is talking about her battle with endometriosis and her recovery, which she first revealed via a Lenny Letter post in November last year.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley's Father on Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia Following Wife's Illness: 'Enjoy Each Other While You Can'

Kimberly Williams-Paisley's Father on Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia Following Wife's Illness: 'Enjoy Each Other While You Can'

Originally posted 04/01/2016 12:00PM

In her new memoir, Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, out April 5, Kimberly Williams-Paisley details how her close-knit family dealt with her mother Linda Williams' dementia, from mourning the loss of the woman they knew to constantly worrying about whether she would hurt herself – or others.

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Hamilton Star Javier Muñoz's Secret Cancer Battle: 'I Had Never Been More Scared in My Life'

UpdatePosted 03/30/2016 05:10PM

Hamilton Star Javier Muñoz's Secret Cancer Battle: 'I Had Never Been More Scared in My Life'

Originally posted 03/31/2016 01:45PM

Hamilton star Javier Muñoz has spoken for the first time about his battle with cancer – admitting: "I had never been more scared in my life."

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