Stories

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise as a Survivor: 4 Quick and Easy Tips

by Jennifer Anand December 3, 2018

The Akron Marathon was yesterday.  As in past years, I’ve known numerous friends who have run the marathon, the half, or the relay.  I once tried to run the relay. I HATE running. Like loathe it to no end.

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I Never Thought This Would Happen To Me

by Samantha Krizo November 28, 2018

There will never be a time that you are not going through the “journey” as CANCER has life long issues. Although as an Oncology patient there will always be fear that CANCER will come back, but you try to get through the rest of your life as best as you can.

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Video: Cancer Dudes by M Powerment

by Dan Dean November 21, 2018

Being “macho” isn’t the way to go for guys anymore. Fighting cancer isn’t something to just brush off for men, it takes its toll not just physically but mentally as well. Check out this video by M Powerment.

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Welcome to Elephants and Tea: A Letter from a Mother

by Angie Giallourakis November 16, 2018

IMAGINE you are told your child has cancer. They survive. And then they get diagnosed a second time. And they survive.

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A College Tale: Emerging from the Darkness

by Tess Blasko November 14, 2018

My name is Tess Blasko and I am 23 a year old cancer survivor. It was Osteosarcoma that slithered its way into my life.  Being diagnosed with cancer brings you into a world where you never want to be. 

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Introduction to Jen’s Corner

by Jennifer Anand

My life will never be the same, and my hope is to use my experiences to better prepare you for your journey, encourage you in your struggles, commiserate in your disappointments and show the world that cancer will not overcome us.

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Welcome to Elephants and Tea: Letter from a Brother

by Nick Giallourakis

I would like to personally welcome you to Elephants and Tea!  If you are reading this message you or someone you love is fighting with cancer either as a patient or a survivor.  

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Being On A Budget With Cancer

by Mallory Casperson October 26, 2018

Let’s get real people.  Cancer is expensive!  Have no fear though…there is still a way to enjoy life and spend less money while doing so 🙂 Here are 10 tips for being on a budget while dealing with cancer… 1. Don’t go anywhere you like to spend money.

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Things I’ve Learned While Applying For New Healthcare Coverage

by Mallory Casperson

Applying for new health care coverage is a stressful and time consuming process.  There are definitely some tricks of the trade though, and equipped with the right information you’ll be able to apply in no time!  Didn’t see our last post about health care coverage?  Go here! don’t be shy…ask questions! My cancer treatments and […]

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This Should Never Happen

by Mahalia Breen

A former student of mine posted this link to a GoFundMe page a young woman set up before committing suicide. The subtext of her suicide note is that she didn’t feel worth the cost of the treatment necessary to keep her alive, and she didn’t want to be a financial burden to her family any […]

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