Tag: 20s

Open Mic: Alexa

Reading Time: < 1 minutes   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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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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Open Mic: Rudy

Reading Time: < 1 minutes   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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The Panda Fight

Reading Time: 3 minutes My name is Amanda. People call me Panda. I’ve been an athlete my whole entire life. I did a lot of sports, but my love is track and field. I

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On the surface, I look fine.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Someone once implied that my life was easy and smooth—I had no “real” problems. When I first heard this, I was offended, yet understood the sentiment. In comparison to them,

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Tori’s Stupid Cancer Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes In March 2018, I started my dream job making costumes for a large television series. The workdays were often 14 hours or more and it wasn’t uncommon for us to

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Surviving a “Bomb” Drop

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s a Sunday in January 2020. I am sitting in the hospital emergency room awaiting the results of an ultrasound for month-long sore groin pain. The ER doctor explains to

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