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My Grim Battle

Reading Time: 3 minutes My life flipped upside down in summer 2019. I didn’t know if I wanted to share my story with the world. But I think I’m ready now. I think that

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Letter To My Younger Self

Reading Time: 3 minutes Words may not express all my feelings to you. You will be faced with so many challenges later on…how can you prepare a child for all the issues that adults

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A Day I’ll Never Forget

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was July 1, 2020, during a global pandemic. I was anxiously sitting in the doctor’s office with my husband waiting for the oncologist to come in, confirm, and provide

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The Day I Flew

Reading Time: 3 minutes July 15, 2020 Waking up in the morning and not knowing how I was going to feel has become common over the past 14 months.  I have been receiving treatment

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The Power of Hope & Philanthropy

Reading Time: 4 minutes At 22 years young, I lost more than half of my tongue because of a cancerous tumor.  My team of world-renowned surgeons put me back together better than Humpty Dumpty

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Open Mic: Shelbi

Reading Time: < 1 minute   (TW: This story discusses a suicide attempt) VIDEO: Shelbi’s story from the AYA Cancer Awareness Week Open Mic night.

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Why I’ve Decided to Thank Cancer

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Out of Darkness comes the light, out of troubles comes understanding”— Monali Monkad I’d like to thank Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for slowing me down, for teaching me what truly is important

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1st Day Shedding

Reading Time: 2 minutes I had only just started my first rounds of chemo. Things were still very new, not only to me, but to my family as well. For the sake of keeping

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Finding True Joy

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ll never forget the day I was told three words that broke my heart: You have cancer. In that moment, everything seemed to slip away. The career that I was

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Cancer Warrior

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Payal shares how her life changed after being diagnosed with Stage I Bone Cancer.

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“Dad, I Have Cancer”

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Hugo shares his emotional journey with colon cancer, receiving the news only months after he completed battling testicular cancer.

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Imagine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine that one day you are driving to a routine doctor checkup in your car, with the window down, long hair blowing, listening to the Rolling Stones’ Time is on

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Tiny Heroes

Reading Time: 7 minutes Inspiration, simply put, means to have an unconscious burst of creativity; therefore, unconsciously, I was allowed the honor of creating amazing boys who thus gave me the creativity to find

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Lucky

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Oh my God! It’s hot in this house. Sweat is dripping down my back.” I would voice this grievance loudly seemingly at no one in particular. Without fail, my husband

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