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I highly recommend the LGFB services to anyone going through cancer treatment. It is an empowering way to take hold of your self-confidence when it is mostly out of your hands.
I sat among the middle aged women at a mere 22 years old, having been in remission under a year and still stark bald, and answered questions as to how someone as young as me could get cancer to the best of my ability.
Jan. 2, 2018 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
I went through three different hair lengths before my stem cell transplant, each one getting shorter as time went on, until I decided to have my sister shave my hair off completely.
Oct. 12, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
It's problematic that we think we have any type of grasp or control over the outcome of anything let alone a potential life-threatening, rogue disease.
Aug. 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
Today I'd like to talk about some of the things that were a comfort to me during my cancer treatments. I will go through some of the categories that are particularly difficult for cancer patients and talk about what within them helped get me through.
July 7, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
A little over three years ago I ran a half marathon to raise funds for blood cancer. It was a particularly special event for me as the afternoon before my departure I was given the coordinates of my bone marrow donor.
June 19, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
Despite comments that I was 'too young' to have cancer -- which I clearly wasn't considering I was there, recovering from leukemia -- the women were all friendly and kind ...This was just a microcosm of society's general difficulty in dealing with sickness in youth.
May 24, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
Cancer grips our lives unexpectedly, even more so for the young who are expecting a long and bright future. Cancer robs us of our future sometimes, and for most, the ability to even think long-term. I was privy to this experience when I was diagnosed with leukemia at 21.
April 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more