When I was given the fight of my life, I went in and fought through chemo, surgeries, and everything else that comes with being a young adult faced with cancer. I felt so much love and support! I wasn’t ready for round two: the emotional recovery from the battle. I felt the support and understanding faded away after the round people could actually see.
After surviving the physical fight and thinking it was over, life goes on. I hit a wall and I needed support; I was in a dark place. I fought to live, but had no idea how to do it. I found support in a loving, understanding community through YACC. People got it! I was not crazy!
Being a YACCtivist is going to give me a platform to tell my story and educate people on understanding the mental recovery that comes after treatment. Being a YACCtivist is going to help me help others not be, or feel, alone. We’ve got your back!
Diagnosis: Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 35