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Moving forward

Moving forward

Jenn recently accepted the sense of “normalcy” she felt three years ago is gone, but she’s pretty happy with where she finds herself today.

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Accepting mortality

Accepting mortality

“The choice to follow my value systems in front of everything cancer has taken away from me is what makes me empowered, happy, content, and peaceful.”

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What I wish I knew

What I wish I knew

“Together with my peers I have compiled a list of all the things I wish I knew. I hope this list can give you guidance where you need it.”

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Jenn reflects on life three years after her diagnosis

Jenn reflects on life three years after her diagnosis

Jenn planned to make 2017 her year, until she woke up on January 1 and found a lump in her breast.

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Loving someone with cancer

Loving someone with cancer

This post is all about my guy and how he views our long, tedious, pain-in-the-caboose dance with cancer because at the end of the end of the day, he now lives with cancer, too.

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5 ways YACC has your back

5 ways YACC has your back

Being in this YACC community has meant showing up for myself, sharing life with others, and creating a thriving community. Why would you not want to be a part of that?

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I was wildly unprepared for parenting with a cancer diagnosis

I was wildly unprepared for parenting with a cancer diagnosis

By my first chemo, I was completely winging it. And I’m not alone.

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Survivor Profile
Mitchell Ciulla  

Mitchell Ciulla  

A little bit about you: Name: Mitchell Ciulla Age: 21 City: Oshawa, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Acute lymphoblastic leukemia What year was it? What was your age at the…

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Vulnerability is sexy

Vulnerability is sexy

By Alex Mandarino It’s rare that we as individuals hold the power to change the trajectory of somebody’s day just by sharing a piece of advice or kind words. Quite…

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Fear of not living

Fear of not living

By Ashley Morine Fellow YACCtivist Shana Coulliard recently blogged about her experience at the “Writing Through Cancer” workshops during our training weekend. The workshop unexpectedly allowed me to dig deep…

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Overcoming my cancer-related depression

Overcoming my cancer-related depression

YACCtivist Andrea remembers what life was like before depression set in after her cancer diagnosis. Learn how she confronted it.

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How I live life with low neutrophils

How I live life with low neutrophils

YACCtivist Blair writes about how his current treatment plan changed his life, and how he’s dealing with it.

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Survivor Profile
Mike Wark

Mike Wark

A little bit about you: Name: Mike Wark Age: 29 City: Red Deer, AB What was/is your diagnosis? Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) What year was it? What was your age…

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To those diagnosed with cancer from a guy who beat it and is (and will be) there for you

To those diagnosed with cancer from a guy who beat it and is (and will be) there for you

“As someone who actively went through cancer, I have a perspective that most of your family and friends (thankfully) could not have. Below you will find a list of the top ten things I wish someone had told me before I started treatment.”

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To all the doctors I’ve loved(?) before

To all the doctors I’ve loved(?) before

YACCtivist Dani prepares her holiday cards for her medical team — six years later.

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