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Raven’s Fight Against ALL

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Raven Curry and I am 21 years old. One thing that is not apparent but makes me stand out from others is that I am a childhood

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ACC Messed with the Wrong Person

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was a student teaching as a second-semester senior at Mercyhurst University when everything changed.  I had a meeting and dinner with a handful of friends, everyone was socially distanced

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When Cancer Knocks on your Door

Reading Time: 3 minutes The good ole college days! For me, they were 15-16 years ago. Just like the average college student, I was living a carefree life, hanging out with friends, trying to

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Where Are the Superpowers?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It all started in January of 2020 when I decided I had to go into Urgent Care to get my groin pain checked out. I must’ve torn a muscle or

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Racing for a Cure

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the middle of 2019, I randomly decided to train for a half marathon. I registered for one on the spot, and after a few months of training, I completed

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Story Of My Life

Reading Time: 8 minutes When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.  I remember sitting in that hospital bed — the second memory of my life. I remember

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Open Mic: Bobby

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Bobby tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Chris

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Chris tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Mike

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Mike tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Joshua

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Joshua tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Charlie

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Charlie tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Jonny

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Jonny tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.

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Open Mic: Jacob

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Jacob tells his story at our “For The Guys” Storytelling Open Mic. In collaboration with Cancer Dudes.  

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Positivity Can Help Beat Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2017, my world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with stage 3C dysgerminoma, a rare germ cell form of ovarian cancer, in my late 20s. This was

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Command Disappointment

Reading Time: 2 minutes The end of May 2021 marked my 3-year cancerversary. Is that even the day to memorialize? The day everything changed or the day of your last treatment — not sure

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My Two Cancers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sorry, this won’t be a fun, inspirational movie story… but here we go anyway.  My name is Selena and I’m 21 years old.  Back in August 2016, after 8 years

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Empowered By Cancer

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s odd, isn’t it, when we are ‘released’ from the careful monitoring of the cancer ward, told our chemotherapy is over, and left to go and ‘enjoy our lives’ as

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Discovering Magic in Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I can’t. Fluffy is a vegetarian,” S. says vehemently when I wonder whether she is going to get sausages at breakfast. She looks me sternly in the eye to make

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