Stories

Life Just seemed Too Hard for a 22-Year Old

by Urska Kosir May 2, 2019

I have always liked writing. But despite countless written pages I seldom shared any of my written work with public. Well, other than my cat who yawned at the sound of my wannabe witty puns. Nevertheless, in 2015, I finally decided to start my blog.

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Sam LiBassi

by Jennifer Anand April 30, 2019

One night, after the mid-week prayer service, his dad solemnly went to the podium and shared how Sam was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. Time seemed to stand still. Sam ate so healthy and was so active. He was so full of life it didn’t seem real that he would have cancer.

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I Have No Idea What I Am Doing

by Kirsten Efremov April 26, 2019

The challenges of navigating the adult health care system from a pediatric state of mind. Going from a child to adult happens gradually over time: Getting a part time job to ease you into the workforce; learning how to drive; parents teaching you how to cook, clean and be self sufficient.

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First Day of the Rest of My Life

by Starr Coleman April 23, 2019

I felt confused, scared, and angry that I, a 27 year old, had breast cancer. After a few sleepless days and tons of research (if you know me, I really mean tons) I accepted it. I wanted to fight this with an amount of optimism and positivity that I have never really known.

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When Life Gives You Scars

by Mette de Fine Licht April 19, 2019

In this blog teenage cancer survivor, author and speaker Mette de Fine Licht shares her thoughts about getting over cancer. The illness has left her with a big scar on her right leg. Not to mention the mental scars from long lonely days at the hospital.

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Finding My Hope

by Jennifer Anand April 16, 2019

My “last meal” pre-hospitalizaiton was actually a delicious corned beef dinner. My transplant was the day after St. Patty’s day. Every year

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The Second Wind: Surviving Cancer

by Hannah Starkey April 12, 2019

When I think of the word “survivor”, it doesn’t feel like it applies to me. Although I’ve been in remission for nearly three months, it’s still like, holy shit, I had cancer.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

by Jennifer Anand April 9, 2019

Living with Scanxiety. I gained a pound and a half!!! I never in my life thought I’d celebrate gaining weight. I’ve always been on the well-endowed side of life and have always been trying to lose weight.

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The Freckle Effect

by Erika Jane April 4, 2019

While getting ready for work, I noticed a small lump in my left armpit. Believing I was a healthy, 35-year old female with no risk factors for cancer- I assumed that my body was fighting a germ and went about my day.

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Life is hard enough. Friends can make the journey so much better.

by Jennifer Anand April 2, 2019

Friends can make the journey so much better. Over the last few years, I’ve had a number of good-hearted friends who knew I had cancer ask me how they can help/support other cancer peeps that have come into their lives, so I’ve compiled a list.

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