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Cancer Gave Me A Cause

I had cancer. Bone cancer to be exact. Osteosarcoma if you want specifics. I was diagnosed in the last six weeks of my Sophomore year i...

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Alyssa Reflects On Life During AYA Week

My experience at age 14, left me and my friends at a standstill. It was difficult to relate to each other, which made me feel like no o...

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I Didn’t Know What I Needed

Hey y’all, It’s well into 2018 and I’m so incredibly thankful to be able to share with you all how things are going.  Fo...

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Alec's Story for AYA Week

When I was a freshman in college, I was diagnosed with a 19 cm. long Ewing Sarcoma in my left pelvis. It was sitting on a set of nerves...

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Alec Kupelian

I’m Alec Kupelian. I’m now 23 and well over two years in remission. I was diagnosed with a 19cm long Ewing’s sarcoma ...

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Mafalda von Alvensleben

My name is Mafalda von Alvensleben (I know, it’s a mouthful), and I’ve lived in LA for most of my life, but my family is originally...

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Meet Rebecca

Rebecca, age 17, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August of 2012 and went into remission March of 2015. Underwent chemo, ...

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Samantha Stacy

My name is Samantha Stacy, and I am 21 years old. In March of 2015, after some fairly innocent seeming knee pain, I was diagnosed with ...

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Jack Guarino

Hi, everyone! My name is Jack Guarino and I am a seventeen year old, rising senior in high school. I currently attend Gonzaga College H...

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