How cancer impacted my holiday season

How cancer impacted my holiday season

“The kids won’t remember if I don’t bake everything that I had planned or if we don’t always go to see the Holiday Train or Santa Claus parade. The gingerbread houses didn’t need to turn out perfectly. I looked for the parts of the traditional activities and gatherings that I could adjust to make it a bit more manageable.”

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Christmas with cancer

“All we hear is how quickly time flies by and to enjoy every second we have with our little ones, and now this disease was taking away another memory from my family that I’ll never get back.”

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Holiday reflections

“This year has taught me how to get back to the basics. It was a year of reflection on what I need to be happy.”

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6 things for ’21

“In March I committed to minding the danger while pushing toward the opportunities, and I made some observations along the way.”

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Heather’s blog: Writer’s block

“None of us ever want to celebrate the day we were told we had cancer, but this day is often one that comes with a lot of confusion about exactly what we are supposed to do with it.”

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Here for the holidays

It has been 15 years since Geoff’s first holiday season with cancer, and we wanted to share the moment with you via this blog post originally posted in December 2009.

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Give young adult cancer survivors a “passion for life” this holiday season

This year, many young adults like Becky will have wishes on their lists that they would not have imagined. Becky was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002 when she was 17-years-old. She had a lot of love and support from her family and friends, but she still struggled with fatigue, loneliness, and a fear of the unknown.

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Twelfth holiday with cancer

On the other side of my twelfth holiday season since being diagnosed with cancer, I can say that this one was my best yet.

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