Giving Tuesday 2019: Heather is moving beyond cancer

Heather’s blog: On grief

There is no right answer on how you are supposed to grieve the loss of someone. This is the first death of a family member since my diagnosis, since connecting with YACC, and I didn’t expect it to be this hard this soon.

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Heather’s blog: Capture your grief

“Although the face of grief can be very different for all of us, there is one question that seems to be the same no matter what type of loss or hardship you are experiencing: How do we move past it?”

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Heather’s Blog: Restart

“I have been plodding forward for the past few months, head down, eyes on the ground focused solely on what needed to be done in all the different roles I play in my life. Don’t get me wrong, those roles are important, but along that journey, I forgot and lost sight of the most important role I play in my life: ME.”

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Heather’s blog: The part we rarely talk about

“Since being diagnosed with cancer and becoming connected with YACC in 2011, I have lost a lot of people; it comes part in parcel with being linked with this community. Even though most of us know this going in, and accept it in part because the gains outweigh the losses, doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. “

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