Emotional Support

5 Phases of Grieving for the Loss of My Early Twenties

by Urska Kosir September 12, 2019

Hello! Ciao! My name is Urska Kosir and I come from Slovenia, like the US First Lady 🙂 At the age of 22, I received a diagnosis: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, late stage. Just like Hazel from The Fault in our Stars would say, “I lit up like the Christmas tree,” a well-decorated one. In this essay, […]

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Struggling to Fit In – The Plight of AYA Cancer Patients

by Sarah Bartosz September 9, 2019

I have stood on the platform of awareness and research to help find and fund cures for childhood cancer. It is a platform my family certainly didn’t willingly ask to stand on

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The Cancer Transition from Age Group to Age Group

by Nick Giallourakis September 5, 2019

I want to make this crystal clear – we will NEVER turn away anyone based on your age.  Those that have the unfortunate luck to be dealing with cancer deserves all the help you want and need – trust me I know from experience.

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The “A” in AYA: Where do Adolescents fit in the Hospital System?

by Angie Giallourakis September 4, 2019

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September is also Adolescent Cancer Awareness Month. Sometimes language gets in the way of attempting to identify a particular age group. It is easier to use one word to describe a certain age group for the sake of efficiency.

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No One Told Me This Would Happen

by Jeffrey Neurman August 29, 2019

I will admit that I am a very poorly informed cancer survivor/endurer/patient as I fully trust my doctor.  I never (usually) Google anything or ask too many questions beyond the casual ones such as, “Is this going to kill me?”

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Nothing More Real Than the Life We Are Living

by Allison Breininger August 27, 2019

Our adventure won’t appear on anyone’s news feed. But in this moment, there is nothing more real than the beauty and miracle of being alive, of being in love, and of living to see another day.

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Self-Care as a Caregiver

by Krysten Ford August 26, 2019

It kind of sounds redundant I know… How can you give yourself any care if you’re busy taking care of people who desperately need your help? Well, everyone knows the mumbo jumbo that’s thrown around that if you take better care of yourself you can take better care of those around you.

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Fatherhood With No Regrets

by Mickey Kesselman August 22, 2019

When my father pulled in the driveway at 5 o’clock every night, everything was right in the world again. He’d beep the horn and we’d go out to greet him with a kiss.

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Moments of Humor During Sadness

by Olivia Clarke August 19, 2019

I’m sitting in my oncologist’s waiting room because I pulled the short end of the stick and have a noon appointment. For you cancer pros reading this you know that you must have either the first or the last appointment of the day and even that last appointment is chancy.

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Starting at the Finish Line

by Matthew S. Newman August 15, 2019

Strength was not about physical size; it was something that would show its face at the toughest of times. It is rooted down in our souls, and it is what warriors are made of.

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