The feeling of being left behind

The feeling of being left behind

“Physically, my body was fighting against a disease that was trying to kill me, and emotionally I was left struggling with the feelings of desertion and abandonment by those around me.”

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Cancer taught me to embrace change

By Ashley Stead-Morine My life took a 180 at 27; I’m not complaining. If you’ve followed my blog posts, listened to my story on Soar Above Cancer and Sickboy podcasts,…

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To grow or not to grow

“Growth after cancer is not linear. Each person has such a unique experience with their illness, and as a result, we all grow and change at our own speed.”

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Going back to Memory Lane

YACCtivist Alex takes a look through the journal his mom kept while he was undergoing treatment a few years back.

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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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My emotional roller coaster

With a surplus of alone time during the COVID-19 quarantine, Jennifer found herself learning to cope with past traumas and emotions.

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Life’s lessons

“Life has taught me over and over again that my plans and goals and timelines can be disrupted or erased at a moment’s notice. I struggle to let go of the illusion of control.”

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