Tag: Rare cancer

ACC Messed with the Wrong Person

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was a student teaching as a second-semester senior at Mercyhurst University when everything changed.  I had a meeting and dinner with a handful of friends, everyone was socially distanced

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When Cancer Knocks on your Door

Reading Time: 3 minutes The good ole college days! For me, they were 15-16 years ago. Just like the average college student, I was living a carefree life, hanging out with friends, trying to

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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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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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Open Mic: Shelbi

Reading Time: < 1 minute   (TW: This story discusses a suicide attempt) VIDEO: Shelbi’s story from the AYA Cancer Awareness Week Open Mic night.

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Imagine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine that one day you are driving to a routine doctor checkup in your car, with the window down, long hair blowing, listening to the Rolling Stones’ Time is on

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