Six month check in: Living with cancer in a pandemic

Six month check in: Living with cancer in a pandemic

“I accepted a job days before the world changed. What if I would be redeployed to a COVID+ unit? Would I be safe? Was my body more vulnerable than others as the scars littered across my chest and abdomen might suggest? After almost six years out of treatment, I was angry that my vulnerable health might once again threaten what I had planned for my life. COVID-19 changed all the rules.”

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COVID-19, cancer, and coping

“My cancer diagnosis prepared me for this new and uncertain world. I know how to exist in unknowns, I have built that resilience. Here are some ways that I’m adapting my past experiences for today.”

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YACCtivist: Dani Taylor

“I learned to navigate fertility preservation, surgeries, ostomies, and all the ins and outs of cancer treatment, but I wasn’t prepared for the confusing world of survivorship.”

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YACC values Dani’s commitment

Dani Taylor’s relationship with YACC has seen her take the role of participant, speaker, performer, writer, facilitator, organizer, and — as of this month — a member of our staff.

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Instagram takeover with @daniyells89

Our latest guest ‘grammer was Dani Taylor (@daniyells89). Dani’s takeover shows how she navigates life as a twenty-something with colorectal cancer, classes, volunteer commitments, and everything else young adults deal with.

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