You Don’t Have to ACT Strong, You Can BE Strong

You Don’t Have to ACT Strong, You Can BE Strong

“What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.”  You’d think being a nearly 30-year cancer survivor, that I’d love this adage.  But I don’t. Why not?  Because it doesn’t offer any advice about how I get from here—to there.  It doesn’t offer me any wisdom as...
The Importance of Reaching Out to a Sick Friend

The Importance of Reaching Out to a Sick Friend

My cancer treatment was filled with both good and bad days. I would say that a majority of my days were good, because I was able to stay positive and could do small tasks throughout the day. However, when I had bad days, they hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t feel...
How I Cope With Missing Out

How I Cope With Missing Out

FOMO. Fear of missing out. This is so hard to deal with, especially as a teenager. I remember being upset so many times because my friends were doing things that I couldn’t do. I would lay in my hospital bed and replay snap stories of my friends on the beach or my...