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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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Community Story
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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Community Story
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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Community Story
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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Community Story
“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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Survivor Profile
Adam Van Hove – with updates!

Adam Van Hove – with updates!

A little about you Name: Adam Van Hove Age: 30 City: Norfolk County (between Delhi and Simcoe) What was/is your diagnosis? Burkett’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time? August…

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Survivor Profile
Candace

Candace

A little bit about you: Name: Candace Age: 29 City: St. Catharines, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Acute Myeloid Leukemia What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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Community Story
Moving forward

Moving forward

Jenn recently accepted the sense of “normalcy” she felt three years ago is gone, but she’s pretty happy with where she finds herself today.

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Accepting mortality

Accepting mortality

“The choice to follow my value systems in front of everything cancer has taken away from me is what makes me empowered, happy, content, and peaceful.”

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What I wish I knew

What I wish I knew

“Together with my peers I have compiled a list of all the things I wish I knew. I hope this list can give you guidance where you need it.”

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Jenn reflects on life three years after her diagnosis

Jenn reflects on life three years after her diagnosis

Jenn planned to make 2017 her year, until she woke up on January 1 and found a lump in her breast.

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Survivor Profile
Kelly Armstrong

Kelly Armstrong

A little bit about you: Name: Kelly Age: 38 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time? Diagnosed…

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