The stories and experiences are written by people after cancer treatments. These stories are written for those learning how to get back to work, college or just trying to be themselves again. Just getting past treatments isn’t enough, it is surviving and thriving that is key to being you again.

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Cancer as a Catalyst for Change

by Lisa Orr September 14, 2020

We spend our whole adult lives trying to make healthy choices: eat this, not that…do this, not that… buy this, avoid that. I must admit, however, that it wasn’t until cancer became a part of my life and my everyday vocabulary that I truly took any of my daily choices seriously.


The Realness of Wealth and Health

by Matthew S. Newman

Things happen for a reason. I never used to believe that prior to being diagnosed with a grade 3 astrocytoma at 39 years old. I was gifted with seeing through a new set of lenses and having a better understanding of the fragility of life. It altered my perception on the realness of destiny.


What Cancer CAN Do

by Ashley Smock September 11, 2020

The road to better health is paved with food that will fuel your body and boost healing, supportive friends who understand what you’re going through, small periods of movement that leave you feeling energized and a bit of ice cream with chocolate syrup mixed in from time to time. Overall wellness is attainable post-cancer. If I can do it, I KNOW YOU CAN TOO!


September 2020 Magazine: The Wellness and Mindfulness Issue

by Nick Giallourakis September 2, 2020

When we put together our editorial calendar at the end of 2019 for 2020, I never imagined how significantly important our decision was to make the September magazine the “wellness and mindfulness” issue.


Cancer is Never Really Over

by Alec Kupelian August 31, 2020

I remember how good throwing up after running one sprint at my first ultimate Frisbee practice after treatment felt. After eleven months of in-patient chemotherapy, I had really honed my vomit craft and my cardio was lacking at best.


The Time Bubble

by JoAnna Barker August 27, 2020

It’s crazy being in the time bubble.  While it happens to the patients, it also happens to the families.  It is wild to see it happen, and almost everyone goes through it.


Maybe One Day Things Won’t be as Bad

by Jennifer Anand August 25, 2020

This week has been insane, and it’s only lunchtime on Wednesday. My projects are overwhelming me, a coworker got super pissed at me yesterday; a client basically told me I couldn’t do my scheduled visit tomorrow; and my manager’s emails all point to my lack of understanding.


Into the Void: A Poem of Survivor Grief

by Carly Flumer August 24, 2020

A blanket of grief enrobes me as I talk with other AYA cancer patients. As I hear their stories, painful thoughts crash in waves and quickly make their way to the forefront of my mind, creating emotional turmoil. 


One on One Support

by Nick Giallourakis August 21, 2020

We are excited to be able to partner with Imerman Angels as we continue to help people across the AYA cancer community know they are not alone in facing cancer by providing one to one support.


Challenging My Comfort Zone

by Rachel Mihalko August 11, 2020

This summer working with Elephants and Tea has been more incredible than I could have imagined. I have gotten to work with the most wonderful people, do tasks that I love, and connect with so many new people. I never quite knew how to get connected in the AYA cancer world. I was always nervous […]