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Donovan - Wyoming - Ewing's Sarcoma

Everyone was warning him about treatment, but they didn’t tell him the medicine afterwards from anxiety and depression. He was angry ...

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Ashley - Vermont - ALL Leukemia

She didn’t cry until 6 months after the diagnosis. She realized she has limits and couldn’t maintain the same lifestyle. She was al...

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Jacob - West Virginia - B-Cell Lymphoma

Jacob has this special case where his cancer only affects guys 15-25, so only pediatric knew. He never wanted it, but he made the best ...

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Brendan - Washington D.C. - Brain Tumor

Brendan was worried about his quality of life. His friends really pulled together and wanted to be with him rather than dispersing. He ...

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Steven - Wisconsin - Osteosarcoma

Steven was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma when he was 16 years old. He struggled with his experience in the children’s unit of the h...

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Julia - North Carolina - Rhabdomyosarcom...

80% of her bone marrow was taken over by cancer. There was not much more her family could take and she was in shock. She spent a month ...

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Tristan - Colorado - Osteosarcoma

When fighting cancer, Tristan saw a change in himself. The Colorado teen’s advice? Keep your head up. Because of you, teens like ...

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Elijah - Arkansas - Neuroblastoma

Take a second to listen to the reflections of a very wise young man in Arkansas who has been going through treatment for nine years and...

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Madison & Holly - Oklahoma - AML & ALL L...

Teens Madison and Holly struggled separately with their cancer diagnosis. Isolated from their friends, the pair bonded over their share...

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