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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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Open Mic: KM

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: KM shared her story at the Digital CancerCon 2021 Storytelling Open Mic!

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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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Open Mic: Gena

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Gena’s story from the AYA Cancer Awareness Week Open Mic night. This story is made possible by:

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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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