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Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

“If COVID has reminded me of anything, it’s that I’m still and always in control of me, my thoughts, my dreams, and how I use my fuel.”

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Coping during a health pandemic

Coping during a health pandemic

“YACC has contributed immensely to my overall wellbeing since my diagnosis and has given me invaluable tools to not only survive this pandemic but thrive throughout it.”

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What’s in my bag: Hospital stay edition

What’s in my bag: Hospital stay edition

YACCtivist Keri is a hospital stay veteran. Check out her tips for staying as comfortable as possible.

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Things that make our YACCtivists happy

Things that make our YACCtivists happy

We asked our YACCtivists to send in a picture of something that made them happy recently. Here’s what they had to report!

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Cancer thrivers: The friends I didn’t know I needed

Cancer thrivers: The friends I didn’t know I needed

After being diagnosed with ocular melanoma at 27, Ashley realized she needed to connect with others who knew what she was dealing with, a community she found online.

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What are you looking forward to after COVID-19?

What are you looking forward to after COVID-19?

We asked our YACCtivists to complete the sentence, “Something I’m looking forward to is…” Here’s what some of them had to say.

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Brighten the light: Looking forward to post quarantine goals

Brighten the light: Looking forward to post quarantine goals

Having post-cancer goals motivated Alex through his previous period of isolation. Check out his recommendations for life post-COVID-19!

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10 ways to optimize digital connections

10 ways to optimize digital connections

Here are 10 things I do to optimize my connections during YACC Web: Chats.

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Geoff's Blog
Kicking off National Volunteer Week 2020

Kicking off National Volunteer Week 2020

That simple act of helping changes lives every day. It is essential to our way of life and you used it to build YACC. Thank you.

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The whole 6 feet: Our relationship through cancer and COVID-19

The whole 6 feet: Our relationship through cancer and COVID-19

YACCtivist Blair and his girlfriend, Ashley, discuss managing their relationship and his compromised immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they’re staying connected.

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Geoff's Blog
I choose to learn through…

I choose to learn through…

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was just on the other side of a bone marrow transplant and a one-month stay in the intensive care unit on one of those ventilators we hear so much about every day. For 23 days, a ventilator pushed air into my damaged lungs.

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A young adult cancer user’s guide for isolation

A young adult cancer user’s guide for isolation

“With COVID-19, it’s like everyone was diagnosed with cancer. Your life is in immediate lockdown, instant isolation, and social distancing. I reached out to my peers and asked them to help you.”

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Expressing emotions through art

Expressing emotions through art

Charlene writes about how painting helped her learn to define and appreciate her feelings — good or bad.

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YACCtivists recommend: Podcasts

YACCtivists recommend: Podcasts

Have you already blown through your favourite podcasts? Check out these YACCtivist recommendations as you stroll/clean/lounge this weekend.

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I understand: Connecting in our everyday lives

I understand: Connecting in our everyday lives

Gabrielle writes about realizing other people were capable of understanding her biggest challenges, and how that lesson helped her grow.

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