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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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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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