Tag: self care

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: 2 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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Why I’ve Decided to Thank Cancer

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Out of Darkness comes the light, out of troubles comes understanding”— Monali Monkad I’d like to thank Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for slowing me down, for teaching me what truly is important

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Finding True Joy

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ll never forget the day I was told three words that broke my heart: You have cancer. In that moment, everything seemed to slip away. The career that I was

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