Tag: Body image

Racing for a Cure

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the middle of 2019, I randomly decided to train for a half marathon. I registered for one on the spot, and after a few months of training, I completed

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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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My Two Cancers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sorry, this won’t be a fun, inspirational movie story… but here we go anyway.  My name is Selena and I’m 21 years old.  Back in August 2016, after 8 years

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1st Day Shedding

Reading Time: 2 minutes I had only just started my first rounds of chemo. Things were still very new, not only to me, but to my family as well. For the sake of keeping

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Open Mic: Mila

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Mila opens up about the emotional and physical impact that cancer had on her identity at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December 2020.

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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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