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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Reconciling Faith, Family, and Cancer

by Steven Welch January 13, 2021

Growing up in a religion that kept you in line by catastrophizing everything, I would have thought that my whole life leading up to that point was preparing me to handle the word “cancer” when my doctor called on December 21st, 2015.

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Finding Your Herd – YASU Style

by Stephanie Scoletti

When Nick (Giallourakis) asked me to write my story on “finding your herd”, so many thoughts entered my mind. Should I write from my personal experience? Should I frame this as a nonprofit oncology professional?

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Healing Home

by Sara Krish January 11, 2021

To heal is to become sound or healthy again. To be healthy is living a full life. There was a time in my early thirties close to cancer when my language and storytelling included  the word BROKEN.

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Finding My Tribe

by Rachael Walker January 4, 2021

I thought my cancer center had given me excellent care. I loved my medical oncologist, who drew extensive illustrations on blank white paper to teach me about my cancer.

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The Journey of Healing After Cancer

by Colleen Gallagher

Releasing a Life-Long Cancer Medication Sentence, Overcoming Survivors Guilt, Anxiety, Worry and Creating an Impact-Driven Business. The orange and black basketball was bouncing between my hands and the ground.

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The Dreaded Dentist

by Jennifer Anand December 8, 2020

My dad has amazing teeth. At 50, I think he maybe has had 1 cavity ever, if at all. My mother has had so much work on her mouth, it’s a wonder it’s all still together. I inherited my dad’s teeth (praise be).

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Finding Strength in Healing

by Mia Tardive

The thing about growing and moving on from something that once consumed you whether it be an illness, a relationship or any life experience for that matter, is that it truly is a process that is so incredibly complicated, to say the least.

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How to Go on a Date

by Krishna Desai December 6, 2020

I wonder, what is worse—the cancer or virus? Which could bring alive the peaceful mortality that I deserve? Would the virus’s brevity or cancer’s longevity matter? I guess I could find out and remove all doubts, but there seems to be no more light within me to further investigate or trial. My scananxiety was already spent on the cancer part years ago; I have no more left for Covid.

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December 2020 Magazine – Finding Your Herd

by Nick Giallourakis November 30, 2020

Facing cancer is hard. You should not have to face it alone. It is important to be a part of a group of people, find someone that can relate to your experiences, and flat out just be loved.

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Thanksgiving

by Jennifer Anand

Thanksgiving is hands down my siblings and my favorite holiday. Even Christmas with all its presents is meh. Yet, even in the midst of a pandemic, and the absence of our normal giant Thanksgiving crowd and traditions, we are happy.

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