Tag: self care

A Proud Survivor

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ your world changes in an instant. I started getting sick in February of 2020 and my condition was getting worse each day. I was

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Surviving Guilt

Reading Time: 6 minutes In December 2018, I decided to do a self breast exam while sitting in the bath. I hadn’t looked into how to do one properly, but I figured if I

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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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Command Disappointment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The end of May 2021 marked my 3-year cancerversary. Is that even the day to memorialize? The day everything changed or the day of your last treatment — not sure

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The Day I Flew

Reading Time: 3 minutes July 15, 2020 Waking up in the morning and not knowing how I was going to feel has become common over the past 14 months.  I have been receiving treatment

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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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