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Eva Grayzel Performs Off-Broadway

For those of you who didn’t know me 25 years ago, I dreamed of being a Broadway singer and dancer. In my senior year in high school, I got the part of The Leading Player in Pippin which Ben Vereen played on Broadway. I knew I had what it took to be a Broadway star. I got into NYU School …

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To Feed Tube or Not to Feed Tube…That is the Question

During treatment for oral cancer, it’s protocol to get a feeding tube. But, it wasn’t always. I didn’t have a feeding tube. I forced myself to eat, a slow, gruelingly painful process. Every 20 minutes, I’d try to ingest one teaspoon of Cream of Wheat, scrambled eggs, whipped sweet potato, pureed spinach….It’s not easy to eat when you have a …

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Our Red Balloons

When I wrote my first bookmark about organizing support networks, my idea was to develop an organization called The Red Balloon Group. It was named for the scar on my arm. Soon, I learned that everyone who had reconstruction of the tongue from oral cancer had a similar scar. Apparently, the forearm skin is most similar to the tongue tissue. …

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Young Mom Oral Cancer Fundraiser

I’m often asked ‘How do you meet all these oral cancer survivors?’  Somtimes it’s through my website. Often, it’s because I’m not afraid to tell people what I spend my time doing:  Raising awareness about Oral Cancer. Last fall, it happens I was meeting my mother in northern NJ for a birthday facial at a salon.  While I was waiting …