Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

YACCtivist Marley has seen some extremely talented artists and creators hone their crafts and become small business owners over the last few years. With the holiday season right around the corner, she has compiled a list that might help you find that perfect gift while supporting a YACCer!

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Jenn knows YACC gets it

Jenn shares her thoughts on the first episode of the We Get It web series and some other ways the YACC community is staying connected.

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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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