Tag: Gratitude

Open Mic: Rudy

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Rudy tells us a funny story from the hospital that helped him feel less isolated throughout the course of his care, at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in

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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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Finding a New Voice

Reading Time: 5 minutes By the age of 37, I felt I had accomplished so much. I lived a very busy, happy, and successful life full of significant and joyful moments in my personal

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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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When College is Put On Pause

Reading Time: < 1 minute As a busy summer was coming to a close, I began experiencing a dry cough, arm swelling, shortness of breath, and a lump under my armpit. These symptoms led me

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