Coping With Cancer

Sydney Sigafus with clowns

Sydney Sigafus (center) enjoys a moment with the Healthy Humor performers at CHOC Children’s in Orange, CA


May/June 2018

“I’ve always been a happy and positive person, but I’m also realistic. Of course there’s going to be times on this journey when you’re sad, because who doesn’t get sad about cancer? But I’ve learned that if you’re sad, it’s going to make a bad situation ten times worse. Even with all the support around you, it’s important to realize that there is only so much other people can do for you. There comes a point where you have to do things for yourself and choose to be positive.”

– Sydney Sigafus, teen, diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, Tustin, CA