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Stupid Cancer  #StupidCancer is the leader in #youngadult #cancer #advocacy, #research, and #support. Link in bio👇

“note from me, the author:
I hope the vulnerability and transparency it required to share the details of my cancer journey sets someone free from depression, anxiety, heartbreak & heartache, self pity & self doubt, and trauma.
what I want you to remember most is that
THIS. IS. TEMPORARY.
whatever your THIS is
it IS temporary!
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thank you @tracisbio for creating a platform for African and Black American women to be acknowledged in this cancer community. in a culture thats sees us as only strong and never delicate, demanding our super powers and our silence. for making our voices heard.
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to everyone who atteneded the Gala Program and continues to support, thank you.”
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Patricia Fox
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#publishedauthor #coauthor #PSC4 #thePinkSisterChronicles4 #9ja #fightlikeagirl #pinkribbon #NotJustOctober #breastcancer #lumpectomy #mastectomy #chemotherapy #hormonetherapy #youngwomenwithbreastcancer #blackwomenwithbreastcancer #youngcancersurvivors #blackcancersurvivors #greyribbon #yellowribbon #orangeribbon #blueribbon #tealribbon #greenribbon #whiteribbon #blackribbon #allcancers #lavenderribbon #thePinkSistah

Congratulations to our sister organization and AYA partner in crime @youngsurvivalcoalition on your 20th Anniversary.
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We salute you..
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#YSC20

#FridayMotivation I'm a person that's been on the top and I've been on the bottom health wise. And keeps climbing back” #Thriver #Cancer #Resilience #Gladiator #EwingsSarcoma #ColorectalCancer #MedullaryThyroidCancer #Warrior #StrongestManAlive #Ostomate

“You know I always do this for you guys...And you also know that I love a good selfie! 🤳🏾 My blood cells came through for me once again giving me BEAUTIFUL counts today! And I got upgraded to yearly appointments 😬! Can’t wait to see what my hair is going to look like for my bathroom mirror selfie a year from now...
Top pics: May ‘16/March ‘17
Bottom pics: Oct ‘17/ April ‘18
Right pic: TODAY”
#leukemiasurvivor🎗

[WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO]
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Three days after her 32nd birthday, Ellis Emerson, a young mother to a 5-year old daughter, was diagnosed out of the blue with Stage III #Melanoma. Life stopped on a dime, everything went fuzzy, and she knew things would never be the same again.
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Ellis soon found #StupidCancer and was offered a lifeline of support, and given the opportunity to feel normalized, #connected to her peers, and made aware of the age-appropriate resources she didn't know she needed to navigate with #dignity and on her terms.
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She attended #CancerCon 2018, our annual 3-day gathering in Denver, and had her life completely transformed for the better. Experiencing CancerCon and being amongst hundreds of peers who understood what she was going through was the greatest gift she could have received.
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No judgments. No stigma.
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Just a community that gets it because they already "got it.”
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With #gratitude, she is now giving back.
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Ellis is a special guest speaker at #TOAST2018, our annual Fall fundraiser in NYC NEXT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH.
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TIX —> http://TOASTGala.org (LINK IN BIO)
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Proceeds from TOAST will support the inaugural CancerCon Scholarship Fund, paving the way to a more accessible, inclusive, and affordable experience for first-timer patients and survivors just like her; young adults who need this life-changing event to get #inspired, get #educated, get #connected, get #empowered, and #getbusyliving.
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Please join us next week, hear her story in person, and celebrate 12 years of making young adult cancer suck a whole lot less.
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TIX —> http://TOASTGala.org (LINK IN BIO)
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APPEAL — If you cannot attend in person, please consider a donation in any amount that you are comfortable with.
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THANK YOU!

“Tomorrow I’m returning to the scene of the crime.”
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That’s what I told my counselor today as I reflected on tomorrow’s #cancerversary . .
Some of you may look at this picture and gasp at those long, skinny, middle fingers pointed in the air.
Some may laugh... and others may understand.
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What you may not see are the tiny pink ribbons I had painted on each of those middle fingers.
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I took this picture just 12 days after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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I was ticked, I was so full of hope and hate. I was ready to fight and determined to not get knocked down.
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I waited till my mama left the room to do this picture and I stared down @adriennegerber ‘s camera and flipped cancer off.
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I have never flipped anyone off, but I knew cancer deserved it.
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At 8am tomorrow, September 28th, it will be a whole year of fighting for me.
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Fighting pretty much non-stop.
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No wonder I’m exhausted these days...
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The crime scene is bloodied and horrid. It’s filled with so much I want to forget and never remember again, and yet...
today as I chatted with a reporter that contacted me, I was struck so hard with the realization that my pain hasn’t been wasted.
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YOU all have taught me that better than anyone else.
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As the reporter thanked me for sharing my story and how it blessed her and reminded her that we don’t walk alone, I shook my head at the irony of it all.
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Me? This girl who was so strong in many ways, was crushed by the Big C, and yet in her weakness, God used her and made her strong in a way she never thought possible.
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God doesn’t waste our pain.
I know! It sounds sooo cliché, but it’s so true! .
He has brought purpose to this crazy year of torture. He has already begun redeeming it, and I am shocked by it.
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So, I am still mad at you, Cancer. You’re still gonna get flipped off, but you STILL will not define me.
You STILL will not consume me. .
I WILL STILL define you, and I WILL conquer you! .
Gloves up, baby. .
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I’m ready for you.👊🏾
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📸by the Uber talented : @adriennegerber .
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#breastcancer #fighter #youngbreastcancer #fyoucancer #whenashabeatcancer #dearcanceritsme #stillhere #stage3breastcan

“This is what last day of #radiation looks like.” #fuckcancer #stupidcancer #cancersucks #kickingcancersass

[LIVECHAT]
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Join us TOMORROW NIGHT at 9pm/ET exclusively on #TheStupidCancerApp for a #LIVECHAT with @Maimah Karmo, best-selling author, speaker, transformational coach, founder of @Tigerlily_Foundation and young adult survivor of #triplenegative #breastcancer.
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Maimah has faced every #challenge in her life with #faith and used them as catalysts for #transformation and she looks forward to chatting with you.
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For more about Maimah Karmo, visit http://maimah.com
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The Stupid Cancer App is a free download for iOS and Android.
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More at http://StupidCancer.mobi

Today is a day to celebrate the power of the young adult cancer movement and to thank our partner @heycriticalmass for their tireless work fighting for our rights, dignities, and equity in healthcare.

We’re just gonna park this right here. #stupidcancer

“👩🏼‍⚕️ This girl. Definitely should have absolutely probably not worked through chemo... but there I was...A scared deer-in-headlights facing the depths of my mortality...pretending I wasn’t. .

Its been 14 months since I finished chemo and only last week did I realize I went a whole day without fear of ultimate demise. [whew] it was so freeing to realize that I went a whole day without palpating a lymph node and think 🤔 is this getting bigger!? Or did I wake up restless and ask myself, am I having night sweats? Or did I maybe not want to eat a bunch and think... am I losing weight?
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I truly never thought I’d live a whole day without fear of cancers return but, I did and it was 👍.”

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