Posts tagged “Inspiration”

Keep On Swimming

by Jane Ashley

Cancer is one of those maladies that takes a long time in treatment and a long time afterward in surveillance. Cancer can be likened to a marathon — we must pace ourselves to reach the finish line — we must be patient, and we can’t give up. No matter how tired we are, we must dig a little deeper to find the strength and the will to persevere.

Keep On Swimming

Have you felt like you couldn’t continue? Have you just wanted to give up? You are not alone. Almost all of us get overwhelmed from time to time.

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Examples of how to "Live Your Life...Not Your Cancer"

by GregP_WN

At WhatNext, we are fond of the quote "Live Your Life....Not Your Cancer". What does that mean exactly? Very simply, it means to not get bogged down in your "cancer life". Cancer is a major part of your life while you're going through it, but it doesn't have to be all of it. Take every chance you get to do some things that are as far away from cancer as you can get. 

Live Your Life Not Your Cancer Banner

We all deserve to have a mind that is free and clear of all negative thoughts, visions of cancer trying to kill us and...

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Finding Hidden Blessings in a Cancer Diagnosis

by GregP_WN

Our Guest Blog Post today is from Pam Arabian, she is a breast cancer survivor and a Voice of Hope Speaker for the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life. She describes her experiences of going from a normal day living her life, to living her life with breast cancer, and how she is finding hidden blessings in a cancer diagnosis. 

Pamela Arabian With Son Matt Before Treatment                                           ...

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Beating Stage IV Cancer, Twice - With a Little Help From Her Relay Family

by GregP_WN

In the fall of 2011, Twyla Varnado "T-Birdie, began teaching a beautiful little girl by the name of Zaria AKA “Pook” Johnson in her Sunday school class full of four-year-olds. One day, Twyla asked Zaria’s mother why the little girl didn't have any hair or eyebrows. 

Twyla Varnado

She told her about Zaria’s cancer journey. That following January, Zaria passed away. It was that year, in 2012, when Zaria’s mother asked Twyla to be on her Relay For Life team.

“I attended meetings with her and at one of...

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Overcoming Fears and Living a Life Dedicated to Beating Cancer

by Brittany McNabb

WhatNexter of the Week, living1963 (Todd), is an inspiring example of someone that went through the wild emotional roller coaster ride of a cancer diagnosis, news of metastasis, feelings of fear, a prognosis of one year, and a final resolve that the desire of life can win over cancer. Here is his story in his own words.

Overcoming Fears And Beating Cancer

Warning Signs of Cancer 

In June of 2006 I received a phone call from my doctor. For several months prior I had been dealing with severe pain originating in my lower...

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Loved Ones to Patients: Words to Inspire You to Keep Fighting

by Brittany McNabb

As loved ones to people with cancer, sometimes it is hard to convey our feelings that we just want them to keep fighting. Loved ones don't claim to know exactly what patients are going through; but they do want to do their part to help inspire loved ones as they battle cancer. While this is true for most cancer patients, we must keep in mind that a small percentage have already come to terms with their situation, and are prepared for whatever may come.

Keep Fighting Encouraging Words

Here are 10 suggestions of things to...

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Examples of Courage in the Face of Cancer

by Brittany McNabb

Despite the wear and tear of cancer, discouraging news, anxiety, and the many obstacles that life presents when you are living with cancer, many WhatNexters face everyday with courage. Courage is different for everyone - there is no formula. Courage can be big or small. It can simply be waking up in the morning or bravely facing the hard decisions you have to make when you have cancer.

What It Means To Be A Courageous Cancer Fighter

Here are some examples of courage in the face of cancer shown by WhatNexters.

Having courage might...

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