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The people who suffered and how they made it through. View All Stories

Couldn’t Believe it

Submitted on 07.24.2014

Byline: Gloria Hevener [Editor's note: The NFOSD would like to thank Gloria for sharing her story. We have posted a few questions for our readers to consider at the bottom this article. We welcome your […]

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YOU’RE IN THE ARMY NOW – Diary of a Survivor of Swallowing Boot Camp

Submitted on 10.10.2013

by Stephen Alan Boyar [NFOSD note. Join author Steve Boyar on his journey through an intense ten-day swallowing boot camp at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Experience with him his hope, determination, reality, and reflection on the […]

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