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TELLING YOUR PERSONAL STORY

Remember to craft your personal story by writing it down.Capturing all your thoughts and feelings is fundamental to your advocacy activities as this will be what connects you to the listener and humanizes the issues you bring forward. To learn more about how to develop your personal story, please review Telling Your Personal Story: A How-To Guide.

Gordon Levine’s Story

Gordon was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 48. After numerous surgeries, various lines of chemotherapy, one clinical trial, and immunotherapy, he is now cancer-free. Here, he shares five important lessons he learned throughout his experience with colon cancer. ...

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Sam Megarry’s Story

Sam was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and Lynch syndrome when she was 28 years old. In this video, she talks about the difficult path to getting diagnosed and how she eventually found her own ways of reconnecting with her body. ...

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Patient Story: Jordan

To donate: https://ccc.akaraisin.com/ui/bashforhope “Hope is all you need. Never give up Hope." Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan Gardiner, who was diagnosed with early age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC). He shared a little bit about himself and his diagnosis and treatment experiences. We hope that sharing Jordan's story can continue to raise awaren...

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BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED: LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY CANCER JOURNEY

In just one moment, your life can completely change. Last year, I had blood in my stool, that’s it – no other symptoms, it came on unexpectedly and immediately I made an appointment with my family doctor who sent me for a colonoscopy, which unless you have a family history of colorectal cancer, doesn’t normally happen until your 50. One year ago, at the age of 35, I was ...

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Becky Cassidy’s Story

“You have cancer.” To me, when it’s regarding my own health, those words sit at the top of the list of “worst possible words to hear from your doctor”. Especially when you are a mother of 3 kids, just had a c-section 4 months ago and are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Yuck. In February 2020, almost a year after my second child was born, I went to the Hospital in Este...

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