Tag: Pediatric survivor

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: Kyle

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Kyle shares how his leukemia relapse during college had a bigger impact on his mental health compared to his childhood experience at our Holiday Storytelling Open Mic in December

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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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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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Open Mic: Aaron

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Aaron shares the story of his childhood diagnosis that led to a kidney transplant and how the “snack lady” helped him through it.

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Open Mic: Aspen

Reading Time: < 1 minute   VIDEO: Aspen shares what survivorship means to her and how she won’t stop talking about cancer in the hope to support other cancer patients.

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