Tag: Thriver

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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Racing for a Cure

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the middle of 2019, I randomly decided to train for a half marathon. I registered for one on the spot, and after a few months of training, I completed

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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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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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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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