Stay strong and fight on!

November 26, 2013 by  
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This post send by Johnathon Yeager

Hello everyone!
My name is Johnathon, and I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer on 07/07/07 at the age of 14. Since then I have done almost every treatment out there, and at the age of 20 im still fighting, having relasped 3 times. It certainly has been a rough journey, one that has defined my life and altered the person i am today. I am grateful to be alive each day, as I thank God and the ones around me with all there help. Cancer sucks, and i wish i did not have it, but everyone has there own struggles and there own way to persevere. This website is a great way to connect with other individuals and Im glad there are others out there who can understand how hard this journey can be. If anyone out there needs help, advice, or just wants a friend to talk to, maybe share some battle stories and count how many surgery scars we have then please message me! My email is johnyeagb15@hotmail.com Also anyone in the upper midwest specifically north dakota or minnesota, it would be great to fight together! Cancer sucks and i wish it upon no one. just stay strong and fight on! Positivity is key to beating cancer and becoming a survivor. Past survivors are truely an inspiration to me and i hope i can inspire others to stay happy. facebook me as well! Johnathon Yeager be my name! See yall later and keep kicking butt!

Stay strong! Always think positive!

November 24, 2013 by  
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This post send by Johnathon Yeager

Hi everyone!

I was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at the age of 14. No one deserves to go through such horrible things, but it happens. I have done every possible treatment it can think of: chemo, radiation, experimental, MIBG therapy, bone marrow transplant, immunotherapy.. Whatever! I relapsed 3 times am still continuing to fight it at the age of 20! For those of you put there in the same boat, just stay strong and continue to fight with your head held high. It may sound easier said than done, but it\’s the only way to kick cancer\’s A**! Positivity is key. If anyone wants a friend to talk to or have any question my email is johnyeagb15@hotmail.cpm! Especially for those of you in the upper Midwest! North Dakota and Minnesota! Stay strong and always try to smile :-) keep fighting.

Rhiannon

September 6, 2013 by  
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This post send by Rhiannon Deamer

I\\\’ve recently been diagnosed with type AML Leukaemia and want to get to know other people in the same situation as me☺

A Friend.

August 8, 2013 by  
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This post send by Kimmy

Hi Everyone.

I am a first year Radiation Therapy student in university this year. I am from South Africa.

I have had a lot of experience with cancer patients in my life, with family and friends, this is what has driven me to entire the field.

I\\\’ve had experience with skin cancer patients, leukemia, breast cancer, cervical cancers.. and I have formed bonds with my patients and been a friend.
I was born to help. Let me know how I can.

I can\\\’t present you with any answers or solutions.
But I can be a friend. You won\\\’t judge you..I will listen to you..and be there for you the best I can.

kimantham@gmsil.com
this is my email. Feel free to contact me.

so far so good

May 31, 2013 by  
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This post send by Ethan Mobley

well I\\\’m finished with therapy for the 16 days. Having a hard time when I want to leave the wrap off from my surgery to remove my bone cancer in the leg. I keep thinking people will be disturbed about it or not talk to me… so what do yall think,should I just try it for one day and see what happens?

What a journey

May 29, 2013 by  
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This post send by brittany

September 11th, 2012 was probably the scariest day of m my entire life. It was the day i was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer found in kids. Although it hasnt been that long, i feel like i\’ve been dealing with it forever. I had to undergo chemo, radiation AND surgery. Chemo for me wasnt even the worst part. The surgery was. I finally finished chemo and had my surgery January 3rd of 2013.They had to take a huge piece of my femur(thigh) bone out and i now have metal and a 10 inch scar.I\’m doing a lot better with getting around. No more wheel chair.Just crutches. I shopuld be getting my port out soon. And when i thought i was done, i fell yesterday on my leg and i am back in the hospital because of pain management. Its a never ending rollercoaster and i wanna get off.

Germ cell, my story so far.

May 21, 2011 by  
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Hi, my name’s Ellie and I’m 19 years old. I was in the middle of my first year at university and was having water infections and unexplained fatigue, days where I literally stopped being able to do anything from exhaustion. After about 3 times of being precribed antibiotics for the infections, I decided to push for more explanation to why I was getting ill all the time. A GP found a lump in my abdomen and suspected it to be a dermoid cyst, but on the 23/03/11 an MRI revealed that I had a 14x11x10cm germ cell tumour on my left ovary. A CT scan and biopsy showed that I also had a smaller tumour on my right ovary (approx 4cm) and that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. Germ cell is a rare cancer affecting mostly younger women, only 1% of ovarian cancers are the same as mine.
I suspended my studies (hope to start my first year of uni again next year) and moved out of student halls where I had lived whilst at uni, to come and live at home with my parents while I undergo chemotherapy. I’m 2 courses into a projected 4 x BEP 5 day regieme. It’s definitely tough, I’m getting all the usual side effects including tinnitus, nausea, aches in my lymph nodes, neuropathy in my legs, hairloss, mouth ulcers and “chemo-brain”. I’m also experiencing the menopause complete with hot flushes because my ovaries have been “put to sleep” with the hope that I will recover fertility after treatment. There haven’t been any serious hiccups in the treatment so far. There’s currently a little concern about my lung function and possible damage by bleomycin (I got a cough 3 weeks ago and it still hasn’t shifted), and I had a low white count on a check up in my first round so I had a 5 day course of blood boosters, which gave me quite a lot of pain in my legs and lower back. In the second round when I was in hospital recieving chemo, they spotted I get a very low heart rate at night (about 40bpm) and this is also being checked out.
Even though this whole experience has completely upturned my life I remain positive. One thing I did before I went for my first round of chemo is raise some money for Cancer Research UK and awareness for germ cell and ovarian cancers by cutting my hair into a mohawk! http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljn91zSu9R1qg643uo1_500.jpg I came to this website to try and meet other people in my situation and have people to talk to who can really relate to all this. I’m always up for a chat!

I also have a personal/cancer journey blog at http://www.cohenstr.tumblr.com :)

War


Everything changes during a moment

Someone’s life begins while another ends

A smile turns into a frown

A room full of people turns into nothing

Everything you ever wanted to do,

Vanishes

Nothing else matters

Nothing else is important

You no longer belong to yourself

Everything you use to love,

no longer holds interest for you

Peace is no longer found in faces or places

War is lurking around th corner

The only thing that matters

The only thing that is important

Surviving.

Team In Training (TNT), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) groundbreaking charity

February 2, 2010 by  
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Hello All, Gregg here, I am looking to raise money from the outside world to help in the fight of YOUR FIGHT.  Your the one struggling with this nasty disease, and I don’t think you should be. I think you should be free to go anywhere you want, do what you want AND EAT all that you can stuff down your throat and enjoy every bite of it. Instead of being forced to live like you currently are.  My heart goes out to you all.  You are a hero in your own right. If only more people in the world knew what you are truly battling every day. Makes me look like a peon. I’m an American Solider, I’ve gone to Iraq. But never lifted a weapon against a soul and never hope to.  But i will do what I can to fight the fight for YOUR LIFE.

May God bless you in your valient Fight.
Gregg

http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/rnr10/ghierholze

Team In Training (TNT), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) groundbreaking charity sports training program, has reached a remarkable milestone of raising $1 billion to support blood cancer research and patient services.

For more than 21 years, TNT has grown to become an unparalleled charity endurance training program. More than 420,000 participants, from first timers to seasoned athletes, have trained with TNT and achieved their best at marathons, half marathons, triathlons, 100-mile century bike rides and hiking adventures.

Train with the best to meet your challenge!

TNT is the world’s first, best and largest charity sports training program – and the only one to offer a full complement of exciting, sports training options.

Looking to join in the fight for those who can’t at this time do what we are trying to do.

Writing/Designing a book on cancer

Hello everyone!

I am a Ewing’s Sarcoma survivor (4 years) and a graphic design student at Michigan State University. I was diagnosed at 18 years old and underwent treatment for a year thereafter.  I am creating a book about cancer titled, “What I Learned From Chemo”, and was hoping to gather more tips, advice or witty anecdotes. I want the book to be upbeat, positive and most of all young. I thought this would be the perfect place to find unique insights into living with cancer as a young person. So if you have any helpful info or tips I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks and good luck with your battle.

Peace, Love and Cancer. Sarah <3

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