First fears

First fears

What has fear looked like for you, and how has it changed?

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Grief expectations

“I grieve the world from before the masks, the distancing, and the perpetual existential worry, but I also recognize that grief and love can exist all at once. I’ll be patient for what comes next.”

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Firsts

“Cancer took many things away, but this first grey hair? It didn’t get to have that.”

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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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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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