"January 1 can be a really rough day for a newly diagnosed individual because you associate a new year with one that seems dreadful. Focus on the next day only."
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There are many ways to take part in the YACC community. Connect through our private Facebook group; meet other young adults affected by cancer through our digital, local, and national programs; and read posts and profiles from other young adults who know what it’s like to face cancer in your late teens, 20s, and 30s.
"The kids won’t remember if I don’t bake everything that I had planned or if we don’t always go to see the Holiday Train or Santa Claus parade. The gingerbread houses didn’t need to turn out perfectly. I looked for the parts of the traditional activities and gatherings that I could adjust to make it a bit more manageable."Read more