Valleys: Episode 1 — “A Two-Edged Sword”

Published on Apr 3, 2013

The life changing journey begins. Meet Amy, her family and her best friend Annie as they all talk about the communication challenges they are facing because of cancer. Amy reflects on the past year and the new upcoming chemo treatments she is going back to… will she be able to accomplish what she set out to do on the mighty Colorado River?

More Episodes of Valleys

Counting Backwards

The day before Joe was diagnosed with Leukemia he was content with ignoring his passion and walking the safe road in life. Now that his days are numbered, the questions that used to be so easy to avoid are now impossible to ignore. Joe refuses treatment in order to live his final days to the fullest. Deciding that now more than ever, it’s important that he experience love – he chooses not to tell Claire, the girl of his dreams, about his dismal prognosis. He begins writing a novel about his experiences as both a method of coping and an attempt at a legacy. As Joe turns the comedic disaster of his life into fantastic triumphs of fiction, he learns to be the courageous and artistic hero of his mind, and ultimately discovers that he is living a life worth fighting for.

Upstaging Cancer

A short film on the battle of Daniel Stolfi, a young man with cancer who not only survives, but transforms his horrific experience into a deeply personal, yet highly comedic one-man show “Cancer Can’t Dance Like This”, winner of the 2011 Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show.

Read the story of Daniel’s girlfriend, Jennifer De Lucia, as she tells her emotional companion story for the first time.


Alpheus Media produced this short documentary about the young adult cancer experience with our friends at the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG). We travelled across the U.S. to connect with college students and young adults, as we explored how they deal with the specific issues they face when diagnosed with cancer.

By telling their stories, the Lance Armstrong Foundation hopes to raise awareness and address the specific burden of young adult cancer survivors across the world. To learn more or to get involved, visit