Survivorship

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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Because I Can

by Hanna Madsen June 1, 2020

I was in Paris when my dad called to confirm that I had cancer. I had just accepted a position in Afghanistan with a French NGO and was in training. I thought about flying to Afghanistan anyway. The position was only for six months. I could treat it after. No one knew I had cancer.

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Do The Thing, Even If You’re Not Exceptional

by Rachel Mihalko May 28, 2020

Do the thing. As I sit in my backyard listening to the calming music of artists like dodie and mxmtoon, I don’t know what to write. This is supposed to be my spot, my place where inspiration strikes and my writing flows.

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Quarantine Life: The “New” Normal

by Jesse Anne Moore May 27, 2020

Welcome To quarantine life: The “New” Normal. One day your living your life-day in and day out-on repeat. Everything seems fine..maybe a little off every now and then but for the most part-normal. Then SUDDENLY everything changes. Everything is up in the air in limbo.

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Keeping Hope Alive in Uncertain Times

by Mike Wark May 21, 2020

What does it mean to find hope in each day, when it feels as though the world is crashing all around you? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the globe, and each day brings more pessimism over the latest infection rates, economic contractions, business closures, and the like, it can seem a huge challenge not to get lost down the metaphorical rabbit hole of uncertainty, anxiety, and despair.

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Aspects of Adjustment

by David Bays May 19, 2020

I was in the middle of a singing lesson during my senior year of high school when I started having trouble gathering enough breath to hit the notes correctly. “It’s probably just the winter season cold and I’m still learning how to use my voice,” I thought.

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The Tear on My Cheek 

by Samantha Krizo May 13, 2020

The void is calling… Do it! It whispers.Just take your hands off the wheel and let the car just drift. All the possibilities run through my head.

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6 Unique Ideas to Reduce Your Stress

by Heather Smith May 6, 2020

‘Adulting’ is hard without being a cancer thriver. I know, because I see THAT all over my social media feeds. To be totally honest, I love it when people share the real nitty gritty on their social media. It reminds me that everyone has their own struggles.

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It’s OK Not to Be OK

by Jennifer Anand May 4, 2020

It’s OK to struggle. This quarantine time is so hard. I find each day a battle to get out of bed, and lack motivation to start my day, especially when I don’t even know what day it is!

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The Mind, Body, and Soul Series

by Nick Giallourakis April 30, 2020

Sign up and join the young adult communities of the Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants and Tea, and Lacuna Loft during our month-long wellness series in May for an opportunity to connect, grow, and stretch!

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The Epic Experiences

by Colin Ferro, Kelli Salmon, & Laura Woodward

These are three different stories combined into one post from our friends at Epic Experience talking about the importance of the outdoors and adventure camps.

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