Author Archives: Olen Rambow

About Olen Rambow

Teacher. Writer. Erstwhile applied physicist and mathematician.

Breast Cancer Facts

Here is some information about breast cancer, provided by Steve Wei of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center: Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, occurring in approximately 1 in 8 women (13%) in the US.  In 2009, … Continue reading

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Article in Chronicle (Memorial Neighborhood)

An excellent article about Cathy was published today in the Memorial-Spring Branch neighborhood paper. Please check it out here. Thanks to our friend Yates for contacting the paper, and to Kim Morgan for doing the story. There’s less than one week to … Continue reading


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Sundry Announcements

It’s been a while since our last post. Cathy has been busy with a course in government and economics that is a prerequisite for some of the nursing/pharmacy programs she wants to apply to. This week, she has been feeling quite … Continue reading

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2nd FAC treatment done

Cathy’s white blood cell count was high enough today that they decided to give her the chemo. She started at 7:00 pm, and my mother is taking her home now (as of 10:53 pm). They also gave her some stronger anti-nausea medication … Continue reading

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Donations can now be made with PayPal!

We finally have everything set up so that you can make donations via PayPal (or any major credit card). Just click on “Make a Donation” on the menu above, and click the “Donate” button. You’ll be taken to a secure … Continue reading

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Professional Acts Booked

We are extremely excited to announce that three nationally (and in some cases, internationally) renowned professional groups will be performing at the concert (which, please remember, has been moved to August 14th). They are, in no particular order: Matt Brouwer … Continue reading

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Concert Date Change

We are moving the concert to Saturday, August 14. Cathy has been scheduled for a chemo treatment on August 6, so she wouldn’t be able to be present on August 7.  There are also some other logistical reasons. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Starting a New Drug

Yesterday (Friday, June 25), Cathy started a new chemotherapy drug called FAC, which is an abbreviation for three separate drugs. The FAC is a lot harsher than Taxol, which is the drug she was on for the last three months. … Continue reading

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Meet Cathy

Cathy moved to the United States from China with her husband Olen in July, 2009. She had always wanted to be a doctor or nurse but was assigned the major of HVAC engineering when she went to college in Taiyuan. … Continue reading

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