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Through action and from a place of respect, Shannon let me know that she stands firmly by my side as a genuine friend.
I’m aging out of the AYA community. I’m aging out of the dating game. I’m aging out of this post-cancer body.
In this show, a man with cancer asks his six friends to be everything for his daughters once he’s diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
I thank those of you who always take time to connect with me on some level. It means more than you will ever know.
Fast forward to present day, and I feel like the ME who once stepped on that stage in Grease.
There is something so profoundly altering about being diagnosed with cancer that it results in a new understanding of what is important.
Facing any illness in general or cancer in particular as a single person poses its own set of unique challenges.
I promised myself that I would try to be a light for others.
In being “me” and sharing and not being shy (at all), I found my tribe — people who are now more friends than squares on an Instagram fe...
I had to forgive myself for trying keep my close friends at arm’s length; people who stick — they are golden.
I had on 5 layers—2 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, a sweatshirt, coat and scarf—and it was worth every second of freezing for such a great caus...
Don’t worry about saying something stupid — just talk. Be there for them, if you can.
Every cancer story is personal. You could find you have exactly the same cancer as me, but that doesn’t mean the situation is the same.
A close friend responds to my testicular cancer diagnosis.
I had told close friends and family that testicular cancer was suspected. Now that it was confirmed, it was time to tell more people.
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