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Category: Social Support

News. Change. and Merry Christmas!

SURVIVORSHIP COMES WITH A PRICE A great deal has been happening around the SGAYA Camp this year. Steve is dealing with his health issues – and if you have been following us on Facebook you would have already heard that cancers #3 and #4 have returned. I will not go into detail – only to…
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Tess Blasko Talks About CancerCon 2019

A Letter of Thanks from Tess Blasko I’d first like to start this letter to say how thankful I am to be able to be apart of the Elephants and Tea herd and how thankful I am to have been able to attend CancerCon [courtesy of the SGAYA Foundation] in Denver this year. I was…
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Washington DC = WOW! The Raulerson’s Advocate For Childhood Cancer

Meet the Raulerson’s! Thanks to our donors Micheal, Tammy and Tacey were able to attend the Alliance for Childhood Cancer’s Advocacy Day this past April! It is people like the Raulerson’s who continue to share the responsibility of making sure our legislators know about the serious impact childhood cancer has on youngsters and their families.…
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ARE YOU BORED?

I have noticed that recently a few folks have unsubscribed to our newsletter (shock!) and after some reflection – I figured out why…. Life around our homestead has been peaceful, well sort of…Let’s face it, we ARE HAVING A FUNDRAISER THIS COMING WEEKEND. But – Steven is well. Thank God. Boring. So, lately my messages…
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Thankfulness and Gratitude – OUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

HELLO FRIENDS I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOVEMBER THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK, AND IN TWO MONTHS WE WILL BE HOSTING OUR TENTH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. THE LAST TEN YEARS HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH GREATNESS AND SORROW. DESPITE THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES AND DEAR FRIENDS WE REMAIN RESOLUTE IN PROCLAIMING OUR DEEPEST THANKS TO ALL…
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HELP OUR Be Calm & Stay Strong Wellness Gift Bags

Hello folks – We need your help. Due the popularity of our Wellness Gift Bags to AYA Cancer Patients – our funds are gone – we are now dipping into our research and education funds in order to bring hope and peace to newly diagnosed cancer patients. If you donate $125 or more your name…
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YA CANCER SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS & A BIG THANK YOU

We thought it would be nice to hear from some of the individuals we supported this year. In April a group of NE Ohio YA Cancer Survivors received scholarships to attend CancerCon (a conference dedicated to providing social support to YA Cancer Warriors). Note: You will see photos of survivors, caregivers, family and friends –…
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AYA? What does THAT mean?

AYA? YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY ON EARTH I AM ASKING SUCH A QUESTION. WHAT IS AYA? IS THE WORD PRONOUNCED “AHYA”? …NOPE. AYA MEANS FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT.  AYA REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM 15 YRS TO 40 YRS OLD. AYA CANCER REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS STRICKEN WITH A TYPE OF…
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Giving Thanks

It’s hard to believe that November is around the corner. And, like many of you, our family will join together to give thanks for all that is good in the world. Faith, Family, Friends. So much to be thankful for. Please allow me to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. May you be blessed with love…
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A Slippery Slope Indeed – Reflections on Survivorship

A Slippery Slope Indeed by Dan Dean   At this year’s CancerCon in April—a national cancer conference for adolescents andyoung adults—I co-presented with Amelia Baffa and Dr. Jennifer Giesel a talk on the mental health challenges many cancer patients and survivors experience and the ways to treat them—TheSlippery Slope of Survivorship. Both Ameila and Jenn…
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