Perspective: A Conversation with Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Perspective: A Conversation with Young Adult Cancer Survivors

As a young adult, surviving cancer can be a very isolating experience. Many people feel alone in their fight, facing an unfair uphill battle. Recently, I’ve found a lot of comfort in sharing my experiences with other young adult survivors. Although we’ve all faced...
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...
How Cancer Helped Me Discover My Purpose

How Cancer Helped Me Discover My Purpose

When I was first told I had cancer at only 13 (six days before I turned 14!) my life turned upside down. It seemed as if the world was moving in slow motion, but accelerating at the same time. Little did I know, I would find my passion and purpose on this earth during...