Posts by Elephants & Tea

Great White Lies

by Elephants & Tea November 18, 2019

Hi! My name is Heather Alison. I am 22 years old and I am a two-time cancer survivor. I am asking for your support for my senior thesis at NYU, “Great White Lies.” Visit my fundraising page by clicking on the link below to help me bring this film to life!

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

by Elephants & Tea September 4, 2019

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

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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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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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Here is How I Owned Cancer

by Champaigne Corfee March 21, 2019

December 7th 2017, that’s the date that the tumor was found in my femur. One of several upcoming dates in the months to come filled with experiences I never imagined I would have to endure. Including January 30th 2018, the day I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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How Race Can Affect Your Cancer Prognosis

by Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D. February 19, 2019

Cancer is color blind. It affects adolescents and young adults (AYA) of all races and ethnic groups. Yet young patients in some groups tend to do worse than others. The obvious question is “why?” And the answer is that we simply don’t know. What we do know is that African-American adolescents and young adults are less likely to get cancer than whites of the same age—but more likely to die of the disease.

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Last Known Good: 5 Lessons Learned from a Life Experience

by Vijay Anand February 13, 2019

Vijay Anand is the father Jennifer Anand – author of Jen’s Corner and cancer survivor.  Vijay reflects on being a parent and the feelings that come with watching your own daughter fighting for her life.

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How Ramen Saved My Life

by Steve Giallourakis January 29, 2019

What do you recall from your childhood? What memories stick in your mind? Is it playing with your friends? Is it birthdays or family vacations? For me, there is truly one thing that sticks in my mind. My mom’s Avgolemono soup. For those of you whom aren’t Greek, it is Chicken Egg Lemon soup.

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