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When Life Throws You Cancer: Dark Nights Will Bring Brighter Days

September 4, 2019

Three of our young adult cancer survivors discuss the importance of having hope through a cancer diagnosis.

Emotional Support

  • Kaila Jorgensen

    Our Bun Her Oven

    My husband and I have always known we wanted children. He teaches elementary school, and I’m a children’s counselor. It’s in our blood. So we knew, when I was diagnosed, we would find a way.  Shortly after getting engaged, we moved from Washington state to Oregon so that my husband could get his master’s degree. […]

  • Mallory Casperson

    Surviving As A Caregiver

    Though I’m a young adult cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 24, I first heard the words ‘you have cancer’ said to my mother 2 years before my own diagnosis. 

  • Mette de Fine Licht

    Lucky Me – Being a Teen Cancer Survivor and Its Effects Now

    Teenagers with cancer are put on the edge of their life at a very young age. The lucky ones get to live with the memories and late effects. It’s not fair to get cancer when your life has just begun. And it’s not fair, that if you are lucky enough to survive, you now have […]

Wellness

  • Jay Carter

    Just Keep Moving: The Benefits of Staying Active During Treatment

    At 26 years old, I was at the peak of my physical fitness. When not at work, you could find me lifting weights in the gym, or outdoors running trails. My social outings consisted of tennis matches and wake boarding sessions on the lake.

  • Angie Giallourakis

    Mom’s 6 Tips: Staying Well During Cancer Treatment

    We know that a cancer diagnoses is incredibly stressful and frightening. A person’s emotions are usually over the top – and yet, we know that in order to survive this horrible ordeal the patient needs physical and emotional nourishment while in treatment.

  • Marloe Esch

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

    What we put in our bodies can have a major impact on how we feel throughout treatment, so it’s important to think of good nutrition as part of your treatment plan, and to make it a priority. 

Jen's Corner

  • Jennifer Anand

    My Music Story

    I don’t know what your incredible goal/talent/desire was. But I know that you, dear cancer friends, will face the same struggles. The struggles of not being as accomplished as you once were. The grief of mourning your dreams that will never come true.

  • Jennifer Anand

    Siblings – You are Our Heroes

    My oldest brother- tall, dark, and handsome (he’s single ladies, I think), built like a tank, was talking to me in the deepest, openest conversation of both our adult lives. At one point, he recounted the few occasions that he felt at his lowest. He named and described a situation during college, and then said “the other was when…” and kinda shrugged in my direction.

  • Jennifer Anand

    5 Tips for College Scholarships

    Cancer is expensive. You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out! Going to college during/after cancer is no easy feat, so to have to pay for it to is quite a challenge! During high school, I always counted on working before and through college to help pay for college.

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