Tag: 5+ years post treatment

When Cancer Knocks on your Door

Reading Time: 3 minutes The good ole college days! For me, they were 15-16 years ago. Just like the average college student, I was living a carefree life, hanging out with friends, trying to

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Story Of My Life

Reading Time: 8 minutes When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.  I remember sitting in that hospital bed — the second memory of my life. I remember

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Empowered By Cancer

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s odd, isn’t it, when we are ‘released’ from the careful monitoring of the cancer ward, told our chemotherapy is over, and left to go and ‘enjoy our lives’ as

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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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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: 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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