Posts by Maria Minadeo

Survivor, Hodgkin Lymphoma

Maria is a digital marketing specialist from Marlton, New Jersey. She spends most of her time reading, playing video games, and shopping for cozy sweaters. When she was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at age 25, her dreams about staying home and doing nothing all day came true (and it was horrible). She is a strong advocate for the importance of mental health, especially when it comes to the unique struggles that AYA cancer patients face.

How Pokémon Prepared Me for Cancer

by Maria Minadeo February 22, 2021

Like many children of the early naughts, I grew up on a strict diet of Pokémon. I watched the anime every day and spent my free time playing the Game Boy games. The adorable monsters consumed my life starting at five years old.

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