Tag: 30s

What Deck of Cards Do You Have?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why? That’s the question in some form or another I have asked since December 6th, 2023. Getting diagnosed with cancer, let alone kidney cancer at the age of 32, wasn’t

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Cancer Diagnosis: Deja’ Vu

Reading Time: < 1 minute It was a day I’ll never forget, marking the one-year anniversary of my diagnosis with Polycythemia Vera, a day that seemed cursed with cruel symmetry. Pulmonary hypertension. The words hit

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Two Years Cancer Free

Reading Time: 3 minutes This weekend is another milestone in my breast cancer journey. I’ll be cancer free for two years. Queue the celebration music and gifs. These milestones always give me a reason

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Believe

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was 35 when my first symptom showed up. I was 36 when I was diagnosed, and 37 by the time I did my very last treatment. It all happened

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Tiffany

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tiffany shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She shares how she pursues her dreams despite her life setbacks.

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Laura

Reading Time: < 1 minute Laura shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She explains the story of her diagnosis day.

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Resilience and Courage

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am a childhood leukemia survivor, having been diagnosed at the age of 11. I’ve thankfully been cancer-free since 2007 but I currently suffer from a number of late effects

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Every Moment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wow. My cancer story… I was the girl that was always just a bit sick growing up. I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, but that

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What I Wish I Would Have Known

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was just 29 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2, hormone positive with a BRCA2 genetic mutation after finding a lump on a self-breast

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My Fight With ALL

Reading Time: 4 minutes In May of 2021, when I was 30, my wife, two young children and I flew from Chicago on a trip to visit my wife’s cousins and my brother and

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