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...
Me Versus the Treadmill

Me Versus the Treadmill

I would describe myself as an active, energetic person. I enjoy spending time outdoors, exercising, and exploring the city of Boston. During the months leading up to my cancer diagnosis, I was training for a triathlon. When I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,...
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...
Cancer is Boring: What to do During Chemotherapy

Cancer is Boring: What to do During Chemotherapy

Cancer is boring. There, I said it. Chemotherapy is literally the most monotonous, boring activity I have ever faced. It’s almost too easy to get caught in a depressed state, frustrated by your lack of energy and ability to do anything remotely interesting. Small...
Hearing the C-Word

Hearing the C-Word

How to react when the word cancer comes up? Ugh, another hard topic. How often does the word cancer really come up in your life? Because I hear it almost everyday. Whether it’s an ad for a non-profit on the radio or someone casually bringing it up in class, sometimes...