Approximately 38% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Here are our stories.
Newest Yearbook Profile
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Grad
”My hardest moment was probably shaving my head. I first cut off 14 inches of my hair to donate and then we had a head shaving party. I know hair doesn’t mean much to people but my hair was my favorite part about myself. I knew that I wanted to shave my hair before I lost it because I knew I didn’t want to find clumps of my hair everywhere. I didn’t want cancer to take my hair. I wanted to have the power to take it myself. I got through it with the help of my family, my fiancé and my friends and all of their support.”
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n. a person enrolled in Cancer College Courses and learning all they can.
synonym: Kick Butt Badass, Patient
n. a person who schooled cancer on LIFE.
synonym: Magnificent Badass, Survivor
Major: Breast Cancer
Major: Gynecological Cancer
Major: Blood & Bone Cancer
Major: GI Cancers
Major: Rare Cancers (Unicorn Cancers)
Major: Childhood Cancer (The Gifted Program)
n. a person who is learning on a new level.
synonym: Angel, Guardian
Advanced Placement (AP) Students
n. a person who chose to take a cancer course early to skip school later.
synonym: Bold Badass, Previvor
"I wish people knew more about hereditary
gene mutations, especially if there is a history of cancer in the family. Knowledge is
"I can imagine some people thought it was taking it too far- removing my breasts but I know my mom, aunts and grandmother who had breast cancer were so proud of me. Now that my 3 children understand what I did they are grateful. My husband Gerrod was and still is my biggest supporter!"
"Repurposing fear. Taking the situation, and turning into something beautiful. Something of impact. I decided to share my journey on IG, because when I first started this process, I found women online who had been through what I was about to go through, and having their support made all the difference for me in this experience. And I wanted to do the same for others. Taking the fears and anxieties of this experience, and repurposing those things to help and demystify the process for other women."
"I beat cancer before it got the chance to beat me."
n. a person who makes your cancer course load a little LIGHTER.
synonym: Co-Survivor, Caregiver, Supporter