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YACCtivists on “hope”

YACCtivists on “hope”

Our YACCtivist were asked to write on hope — what brings them hope, what glimmer of hope got them through their toughest days, what they are hoping for in the future. Keep reading to learn more about what hope means to them.

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New year, same practice, strong mindset

New year, same practice, strong mindset

“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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What to do when life chooses you

What to do when life chooses you

A message to the 8,300 young adults who will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Canada.

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How cancer impacted my holiday season

How cancer impacted my holiday season

“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.”

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Christmas with cancer

Christmas with cancer

“All we hear is how quickly time flies by and to enjoy every second we have with our little ones, and now this disease was taking away another memory from my family that I’ll never get back.”

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Geoff's Blog
Geoff’s blog: 8,397 days

Geoff’s blog: 8,397 days

“Cancerversaries weren’t just for smelling flowers and getting up early. Each one added a few bricks to the foundation of confidence I was slowly rebuilding.”

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Geoff’s blog: Shave energy

Geoff’s blog: Shave energy

“What do you do when realization bests your dream? If you’re YACC, you dig deeper than ever into your vision board.”

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Community Story
Half a decade of chemo

Half a decade of chemo

Blair talks about having cancer and doing chemo for almost five years and how it affects his mental health. He also talks about finding gratitude in a bad situation.

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Constructive therapy

Constructive therapy

“Every time I did another project in this group, I was feeling lighter, happier, and calmer. I was able to let out my emotions without having to use words or trying to making others understand.”

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Lessons for living in limbo

Lessons for living in limbo

Janelle’s first post in the private YACC Facebook group asked community members for advice on how to feel like she was living while dealing with cancer. In her latest blog post, she reflects on some of those suggestions, and adds a new one of her own.

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What being a YACCtivist did for me

What being a YACCtivist did for me

“When the opportunity came up a couple of years ago to be a YACCtivist, I was ready to focus energy on something else now that I felt I was on the mend.”

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What the fog?

What the fog?

In her final YACCtivist blog post, Ashley writes about the top five habits that are helping her move beyond cancer.

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Little gestures make a big impact

Little gestures make a big impact

“When we are on our own, or feel like there is a giant weight on our shoulders, small gestures can have a lot longer impact than we might imagine.”

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The other side of fear

The other side of fear

“No one told me about one of the most debilitating long term effects of cancer: a profound and suffocating fear of the unknown. They also didn’t tell me about the freedom.”

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Survivor Profile
Jason Abramovitch

Jason Abramovitch

A little bit about you: Name: Jason Abramovitch Age: 36 City: South Mountain, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage 3 colon cancer What year was it? What was your age…

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