Caregivers

This stories are written by caregivers and loved ones of those dealing with cancer. Cancer hits the entire family hard, especially the caregiver. Find inspiration and a community of caregivers sharing their stories to help lift each other up.

Want to submit a story?  Click Here.

Cancer’s Butterfly Effect

by Sarah Wangari July 3, 2020

My parents held my hand when the doctor said it was colon cancer. Stage three. They told me everything was going to be okay. My father promised he would look after me (financially). My mother said we would get through this TOGETHER.
And on 10th October 2012, my mother kept her promise.

Read More...

Caregiving + COVID-19 = More Stress

by Angie Giallourakis June 8, 2020

Caring for loved ones with cancer requires emotional fortitude, empathy, dedication, strength, and patience (for yourself and others). Knowing that this situation is impacting our lives, I thought it best to provide some coping strategies while social distancing.

Read More...

Little Green Light

by Allison Breininger April 13, 2020

That green light became a comfort to me. It was a signal that she was there, available, ready to chat. When I clicked her name and began to type I knew what to expect.

Read More...

The Bubble – Life Comes to a Screeching Halt Because of Cancer.

by Angie Giallourakis March 2, 2020

Can I keep working? What do you mean I might be too weak? What do you mean my immune system will be susceptible to germs? Will I have to leave school? What about my athletic scholarship?

Read More...

My Son. My Hero.

by Anonymous January 20, 2020

I know we just met in person recently when my son was diagnosed with ALL last March, but I feel like I’ve known you all my life. You have touched so many of my family and friends throughout the years and I just wanted to thank you for coming into my son’s life.

Read More...

The Faces of AYA Cancer

by Nick Giallourakis January 10, 2020

It is officially our one year anniversary!  Can you believe it? I want to personally thank everyone who has contributed, subscribed and supported us through this first year.  We would not have made it this far without all of you. As of January 1st, we are now giving the magazine away for free to over 1,000 […]

Read More...

Because Of You, I Know The Best Way To Live

by Nancy Ferro December 19, 2019

Well, 2007 was going to be a positive, exciting year, at least until you got involved. My oldest son Michael was in his last semester at Regis University. I was so proud of him, and I was looking forward to watching him walk into the next chapter of his world.

Read More...

Never Give Up

by Joyce Lofstrom

So much to say about ‘being touched by cancer…’ My letter covers my own cancer journey and that of my son. We were both young adults with cancer…I survived. He didn’t. Here is our story.

Read More...

I So Want To Be Around To Wish You A Warm, “Goodbye.”

by Joe Baber

Shortly before you and I became closely acquainted, I was sixty years old, bouncing back from congestive heart failure, and at a crossroads in my life.  I knew I could not continue working for the rest of my life and I wondered what I was going to do after I retired in five, or six more years.

Read More...

You Are Not Alone

by Aerial Donovan December 3, 2019

This letter is long overdue. I think I need to spell some things out. There are some truths that I need to state out loud – just to set the record straight between us.

Read More...