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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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Open Mic: Christina

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Christina tells us about some awkward interactions she had with her doctor during treatment, a relatable experience within the AYA cancer community at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic

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Open Mic: Kyle

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Kyle shares how his leukemia relapse during college had a bigger impact on his mental health compared to his childhood experience at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December

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Open Mic: Alexa

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Alexa shares an insightful story about the positive opportunities and experiences that emerged for her as a result of cancer at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December

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Open Mic: Mila

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Mila opens up about the emotional and physical impact that cancer had on her identity at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December 2020.

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No Hair… Why Should I Care?

Reading Time: 6 minutes The words, “You have cancer” bring on lots of different emotions…from fear to anxiety, from worry to dread. It’s a lot for our hearts and minds to process. The horror

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State of Mind

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is always a moment in everyone’s life that changes the perspective of how they view themselves and this universe. For me, that moment arrived when I was diagnosed with

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Open Mic: Rishina

Reading Time: < 1 minute VIDEO: Rishina shares the strong impact that community and storytelling have had on her cancer experience at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December 2020.

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Open Mic: Renée

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Renée shares how thankful she is for the connections she’s made in the AYA community.

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Open Mic: Lisa

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Lisa, an oncology social worker, shared a heartfelt story in remembrance of a close patient during our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in November 2020.

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Open Mic: Lindzy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Lindzy opens up about her surgery scar and the difficulties she’s experiencing during and after treatment at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in November 2020.

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Open Mic: Rudy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Rudy tells us a funny story from the hospital that helped him feel less isolated throughout the course of his care, at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in

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Life Changing Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes In January 2020, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, and started chemotherapy and radiation therapy for my spine metastasis. It was shocking that a simple back pain could manifest into

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Open Mic: Farran

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Farran shares a story that encourages us to be our own best advocate during our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in November 2020.

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Living with stage IV lung cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at 30 years young. I know everyone says that their diagnosis caught them off guard; I am no different. I thought that

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Finding a New Voice

Reading Time: 5 minutes By the age of 37, I felt I had accomplished so much. I lived a very busy, happy, and successful life full of significant and joyful moments in my personal

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