Tag: 30s

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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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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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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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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Finding True Joy

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ll never forget the day I was told three words that broke my heart: You have cancer. In that moment, everything seemed to slip away. The career that I was

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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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