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From Bleeding to Blessing

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I had blood in my stool as a thirty-four-year-old mother of four young kids, I assumed it was hemorrhoids or a tear from giving birth. Something minor. Even after searching online, I hadn’t thought

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Not Every Victory is A Total Win

Reading Time: 2 minutes In September of 2013 I had begun noticing some concerning symptoms and during a trip seeking a 2nd opinion at Dana Farber in Boston, one of the nurses asked if I wanted a snack, to

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No Coincidences

Reading Time: 6 minutes My journey with cancer began in 1993 at the age of 23 when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My first words after the initial diagnosis were : “Am I going to die?” The diagnosis

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From White Coat to Hospital Gown

Reading Time: 4 minutes There was a little over a year left until I was to graduate as a doctor. I had made it this far, and any ill feelings were brushed off to a mix of burnout, stress,

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Pass the Mic : Rishina

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Rishina shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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Pass the Mic : Tenaria

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Tenaria shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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Pass the Mic : Tammy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Tammy shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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Pass the Mic : Jessica

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Jessica shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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Pass the Mic : Gwen

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Gwen shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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Pass the Mic : Dianne

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Dianne shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thanks to our sponsors!

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Pass the Mic : Ashley

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Ashley shares her story at our first Storytelling Open Mic: Pass the Mic event, featuring stories from our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled community members to highlight their AYA cancer experiences. Thank you to our

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