Tag: Pediatric survivor

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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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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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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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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