Tag: Gratitude

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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Command Disappointment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The end of May 2021 marked my 3-year cancerversary. Is that even the day to memorialize? The day everything changed or the day of your last treatment — not sure

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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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Discovering Magic in Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I can’t. Fluffy is a vegetarian,” S. says vehemently when I wonder whether she is going to get sausages at breakfast. She looks me sternly in the eye to make

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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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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: Gena

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Gena’s story from the AYA Cancer Awareness Week Open Mic night. This story is made possible by:

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