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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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Keeping hope alive in uncertain times

Keeping hope alive in uncertain times

Mike says cancer took a toll, both physically and mentally, but he managed to find hope in unexpected places.

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Following Dora’s lead

Following Dora’s lead

Geoff writes about how we’re taking care of YACC and YACCers this week.

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How has cancer prepared you for COVID-19?

How has cancer prepared you for COVID-19?

We asked our YACCtivists to complete the sentence, “Cancer prepared me for this by…” Here’s what some of them had to say.

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10 ways to stay connected while social distancing

10 ways to stay connected while social distancing

Cancer treatments can leave us with a compromised immune system. Here are a few ways we can engage with each other without putting ourselves or our loved ones at risk.

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Finding gratitude

Finding gratitude

“The world is changing drastically right now as the COVID-19 virus begins to find our communities, and I know that it is a scary time for all my fellow cancer thrivers. I write this article from a mandatory 14-day isolation period, and to be honest, I haven’t been in the best head space for the last week.”

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Geoff's Blog
COVID-19: Constants and changes, danger and opportunity

COVID-19: Constants and changes, danger and opportunity

“Every area of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) has changed in the last week in some way. Here’s how we’re moving forward in the meantime.”

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What has COVID-19 taught you?

What has COVID-19 taught you?

We asked our YACCtivists to answer the question, “What have I learned about myself this week?” Here’s what some of them had to say.

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COVID-19, cancer, and coping

COVID-19, cancer, and coping

“My cancer diagnosis prepared me for this new and uncertain world. I know how to exist in unknowns, I have built that resilience. Here are some ways that I’m adapting my past experiences for today.”

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How to magically flip failure on its head after cancer

How to magically flip failure on its head after cancer

“Most of the answers basically proved I hung my identity on what everyone and everything else defined as success. Holy shit.”

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Survivor Profile
Megan Muloin

Megan Muloin

A little bit about you: Name: Megan Muloin Age: 24 City: Victoria, BC What was/is your diagnosis? Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 2 bulky What was your age at the time? 19…

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Survivor Profile
Veronica Presz

Veronica Presz

A little bit about you: Name: Veronica Presz Age: 33 City: Oakville, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Appendix cancer What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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“Self advocacy”: What does it mean?

“Self advocacy”: What does it mean?

“My role as a self activist began the day I experienced symptoms. I woke up with blurred vision in my left eye. I was 27; this wasn’t normal.”

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Overcoming my prognosis

Overcoming my prognosis

“I was the perfectly optimistic cancer patient in public. At night, alone, I was laying awake for hours picking out the songs I wanted played at my funeral or the poems I wanted read.”

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