Jen’s Corner

Meet Jennifer Anand. Jennifer provides tips on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jennifer was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jennifer is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary this year as cancer free!

Reflecting on the Past

by Jennifer Anand February 18, 2020

I decided to do some reflecting on some of my journal entries from a few years ago. Five years ago to be exact. Five years. That seems like an eternity ago, and just yesterday all in the same moment. Rereading this reminded me of that girl.

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My Body

by Jennifer Anand February 2, 2020

I stand, looking at you in the mirror. The reflection glaring back is weary with pain and age, unfit for a 25 year old. My back neck is smooth, still devoid of the hair that radiation took from me. My hair finally comes past my shoulders, but it’s taken seven years to do so. My […]

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Hateful and Thankful

by Jennifer Anand November 27, 2019

Today I told a coworker I don’t cry when I’m sad, only when I’m angry. And as I write this, I’m crying so many angry tears at you. I hate you with all of my being. You ruined the life I had, all my dreams, aspirations, friends, and so much more.

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A Bad Hair Day

by Jennifer Anand November 25, 2019

Growing up, at the start of every summer my mother would take my sister and I to donate our hair. We donated long, thick black hair to organizations that make wigs for children without hair, never dreaming that one day I’d be one of those kids myself. I didn’t get a wig during my first […]

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Death and Dying

by Jennifer Anand November 15, 2019

Death has been heavy on my heart the last few weeks, but my sadness tonight is finally overflowing onto this page.

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Adulting: Finding a Primary Care Provider

by Jennifer Anand November 3, 2019

The dreaded day had finally come – I had to find a new primary care provider….I don’t know about you, but this was the first time in my entire life I’d had to find a doctor.

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The Post Cancer Letdown

by Jennifer Anand October 14, 2019

It should be the happiest and best time of your life- now that you have one again. But for myself, and so many others, it’s not. I’d say it’s the second worst day, right behind the “You have cancer” day.

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My Music Story

by Jennifer Anand September 25, 2019

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.

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Siblings – You are Our Heroes

by Jennifer Anand September 11, 2019

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.

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5 Tips for College Scholarships

by Jennifer Anand August 20, 2019

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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