When Your Best Friend Has Cancer

When Your Best Friend Has Cancer

My bf Nina is visiting me. I just got back from chemo. It’s Sunday. It’s raining. We’re both 17 years old. We’re drinking tea. Nina is telling me about her life: about boys and high school and parties. I’m listening, swallowing every word. I don’t have much to tell....
My Cancer Story: An Interview With My Younger Brother

My Cancer Story: An Interview With My Younger Brother

My cancer story has been hard for me to write and share. When my first post on this website went live, which chronicled my diagnosis with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 years old, my roommate and I spent the whole night talking, crying, and reminiscing about that day. As...
How Much “Grit” Do You Have?

How Much “Grit” Do You Have?

A couple years ago I met a girl named Moi, a high school student diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, whose treatment included the most intense kind of chemotherapy. If you want to be inspired, watch this incredibly moving speech she gave to her high school...