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Molly

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Molly shares her story at our 2024 Atlanta Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Charisse

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Charisse shares her story at our 2024 Atlanta Takeover Storytelling Open Mic.

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Theresa

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Theresa shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Savannah

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Savannah shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Jewel

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Jewel shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Erin

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Erin shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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Alexa

Reading Time: < 1 minute     Alexa shares her story at our 2024 Digital CancerCon Open Mic.

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What Deck of Cards Do You Have?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why? That’s the question in some form or another I have asked since December 6th, 2023. Getting diagnosed with cancer, let alone kidney cancer at the age of 32, wasn’t on my bingo card to

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Advocating for Myself

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a stage 3A melanoma skin cancer survivor, I’ve learned valuable lessons about self-advocacy during my journey. Looking back, there are two critical points that underscore the importance of advocating for your own health. Childhood

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Cancer Diagnosis: Deja’ Vu

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was a day I’ll never forget, marking the one-year anniversary of my diagnosis with Polycythemia Vera, a day that seemed cursed with cruel symmetry. Pulmonary hypertension. The words hit me like a freight train,

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Battling Cancer

Reading Time: 3 minutes No chance I was expecting the words, “Nitya, these lesions in your abdomen seem like cancer masses,” when I went to the doctor for a stomach ache. Though I was sick on and off for

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Two Years Cancer Free

Reading Time: 3 minutes This weekend is another milestone in my breast cancer journey. I’ll be cancer free for two years. Queue the celebration music and gifs. These milestones always give me a reason to pause and reflect. I’d

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It was Never the End

Reading Time: 2 minutes I always thought I wouldn’t make it to 18, wouldn’t make it to see myself graduate, never go to college or have a family of my own. An enemy was coming for me ready to

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Helping AYAs Leading Healthier Lives

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Erin Coffman, and I am a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health. My career in cancer prevention

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Believe

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was 35 when my first symptom showed up. I was 36 when I was diagnosed, and 37 by the time I did my very last treatment. It all happened over the course of 18

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My CancerCon Live Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes This past August I attended my first ever Cancer Con event in Atlanta. I have always wanted to attend one of their events and have always wanted to visit Atlanta so it was meant to

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Who Are My Angels?

Reading Time: 5 minutes (Written August 25th, 2022.) This was the day I woke up from a colonoscopy to find out that my issue was not hemorrhoids like I went to the doctor for, it was worse. Much worse.

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Tiffany

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tiffany shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She shares how she pursues her dreams despite her life setbacks.

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Laura

Reading Time: < 1 minute Laura shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She explains the story of her diagnosis day.

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Victor

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Victor shares his story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic and how his mom was his biggest supporter through it all.

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Madeleine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Content Warming – Fertility Madeleine shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She explains her story about her reflections about cancer, fertility, and life.

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Ashley

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Ashley shares a poem titled “Not Cancer” at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She tells her story of right before getting her diagnosis.

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