Tag: Patient

Advocating for Myself

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a stage 3A melanoma skin cancer survivor, I’ve learned valuable lessons about self-advocacy during my journey. Looking back, there are two critical points that underscore the importance of advocating

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Two Years Cancer Free

Reading Time: 3 minutes This weekend is another milestone in my breast cancer journey. I’ll be cancer free for two years. Queue the celebration music and gifs. These milestones always give me a reason

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Tiffany

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tiffany shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She shares how she pursues her dreams despite her life setbacks.

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Laura

Reading Time: < 1 minute Laura shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She explains the story of her diagnosis day.

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Madeleine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Content Warming – Fertility Madeleine shares her story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She explains her story about her reflections about cancer, fertility, and life.

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Ashley

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Ashley shares a poem titled “Not Cancer” at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic. She tells her story of right before getting her diagnosis.

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Callie

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Listen to Callie as she tell’s her survivorship story at our November 2023 Digital Storytelling Open Mic and how findinig a community of those who “get it” can open

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Every Moment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wow. My cancer story… I was the girl that was always just a bit sick growing up. I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, but that

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Am I Struggling Enough?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m scared to share, because I don’t struggle enough…but maybe there are others who feel like an imposter as well. Back in 2019, I was finishing up college, waiting tables,

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My Fight With ALL

Reading Time: 4 minutes In May of 2021, when I was 30, my wife, two young children and I flew from Chicago on a trip to visit my wife’s cousins and my brother and

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