Emotional Support

Cancer sucks.  Whether you are a patient, survivor, caregiver or loved one we all go through it differently.  Read these inspiring and emotional stories to learn how others like you are getting through their journey with cancer.

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Body Positivity with Cancer is Kind of Bullsh*t

by Aly Senko July 25, 2020

I can take all of these past statements that helped me make peace with my body and be gentle with her during cancer, and change them to the future tense. I love my feet for the adventures they will soon take me on, my eyes for the beauty they have yet to see, and my belly for the jokes it has yet to laugh at.
If mainstream messages of self-love and body positivity leave you feeling left out: do not fret. You still are, and always will be, worthy of self-compassion, grace, and hope.

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Studying Resilience Among AYAs

by Urska Kosir June 5, 2020

Mental health matters. Mental health impact of cancer can be bigger than the physical aspect of it. Mental health aspect of cancer needs to stop being a taboo.

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Happy New Year, or Happy New Fear?

by Sam Rose January 16, 2020

A New Year Brings on New Fears How many organs do you have? I get so mixed up when I try to count mine. I imagine my body as a bit like one of those scratch-off maps – you know, the ones where you take a coin and scratch off the foil over all the […]

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Perspective Is Everything

by Lisa Orr December 26, 2019

You taught me the true meaning of perspective. Perspective is everything. You never know what someone else is going through. Before judging a situation or a person, stop and take a second to appreciate what you have and to do your best to understand where the person is coming from, what may be going on in their lives.

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Friends And The Archenemy

by Anika Singh

I met you for the first me when I was seventeen, second semester senior in high school and months away from graduating. I had heard whispers about you before; you had met a few of my family members.

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Eyes Wide Open

by Jessica Briley December 11, 2019

I know we got off to a rocky start in our relationship, I guess that is something that could have been expected, considering our relationship was unlike most. I was busy trying to kill you, while you were busy trying to kill me… it’s a bit hard to get to know someone or something under those circumstances.

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Healing Power of Nature

by Christine Kelly November 26, 2019

In June, to celebrate my remission and being together again as a family – my family lives in Manila and I’m in Texas – we took a trip through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming. There, we saw Mount Rushmore National Memorial, visited Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and went white water rafting.

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A Bad Hair Day

by Jennifer Anand November 25, 2019

Growing up, at the start of every summer my mother would take my sister and I to donate our hair. We donated long, thick black hair to organizations that make wigs for children without hair, never dreaming that one day I’d be one of those kids myself. I didn’t get a wig during my first […]

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My Blood Brother

by Nick Hudson November 22, 2019

Cameron’s parents were high school sweethearts, worked at the same company, got married, bought a house, then set about starting their family. They were overjoyed when he was born. Their first child. A son with big brown eyes and blonde hair. They called him “Super Cam.”

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Why I Get Up and Fight

by Erin McGee November 18, 2019

I would be lying in my room wanting to die, just then I would hear cooing and giggling out in the living room; always at the perfect moments- reminding me why I was doing what I was doing.

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