Tag: Diagnosis

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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State of Mind

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is always a moment in everyone’s life that changes the perspective of how they view themselves and this universe. For me, that moment arrived when I was diagnosed with

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Open Mic: Lindzy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Lindzy opens up about her surgery scar and the difficulties she’s experiencing during and after treatment at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in November 2020.

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Life Changing Cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes In January 2020, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, and started chemotherapy and radiation therapy for my spine metastasis. It was shocking that a simple back pain could manifest into

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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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Hospital Hospitality Rant

Reading Time: 3 minutes The hospital is a weird place. Think of how many people touch you. Someone greets you, signs you in, takes down your information. The nurse asks your name, birthdate, weighs

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