Posts by Jennifer Anand

Survivor, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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 cancer free for 7 years!

“Never in my life did I think I’d be writing this, for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, never did I think I’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But here I am, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too.”

Turning 25

by Jennifer Anand August 6, 2019

Living with cancer. On Monday I’ll turn 25. It doesn’t seem possible that just 7 years ago I never would have dreamed of reaching this birthday.

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Thank you Caregivers: A Father’s Day Letter

by Jennifer Anand July 23, 2019

As we continue to focus July’s content on caregivers, Jen Anand digs out from her archives a letter to her Father thanking him for all the help and support he has been during her cancer journey.  This is a big thank you to all the amazing caregivers out there!  We can’t do this without you. […]

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Parenting Young Adults with Cancer

by Jennifer Anand July 2, 2019

You’re our parents. You know us at our best and our worst. Heck, you created us! But you are our parents. Every time we look at your face, we see the pain of our hearts reflected in our eyes.

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Cancer Memorial Day

by Jennifer Anand June 25, 2019

I know the war analogy is used so much for cancer. And I know it can be so unkind and horrid to say someone “lost their battle,” implying they weren’t stronger enough or good enough to win. I’ve heard many arguments not to keep talking about “the fight,” but I think it really works.

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Thriving Cancer

by Jennifer Anand June 18, 2019

Thriver doesn’t define my cancer status. It tells you nothing of where I’m at on my cancer journey. It tells you that I’m here, showing up and doing what I can. It doesn’t define me to have finished cancer treatments. It means I’m doing the best I can, where I am, at this point in my life.

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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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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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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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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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Thank You Child Life Specialists

by Jennifer Anand March 26, 2019

March is National Child Life Specialist month. If you were treated in pediatrics, you know these specialists are angels in disguise.

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