The year that didn’t go as planned

December 30, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 2

Do you remember the sweet taste of nostalgia we were experiencing this time last year? I do. I was one of those people who dug up pictures and journal entries from as early as 2010 and posted some highlights from the decade. A few of the highlights, like becoming a parent, accepting a dream job,…

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Colonoscopy #15 – the 2020 edition

November 30, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hey friends, my 2020 colonoscopy brought good news. Here’s the rundown of how COVID-19 affected it, the prep, the actual procedure  and recovery! COVID-19 Colonoscopy I hope this will be the only colonoscopy I undergo while Covid-19 is running the world. I’m realistic and understand that it takes time to fight a global pandemic but…

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Cure Post: Becoming the Supporter Over the Cancer Survivor

October 21, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

For my October column for Cure, I celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by telling the story of what it was like to become the supporter over the survivor. My dear friend who I work with at Fight Colorectal Cancer, Anjee Davis, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer this year. Anjee’s diagnosis, in addition to my…

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The Day The World Trade Center Fell Down

September 11, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

Reflections on experiencing 9/11 as a high school senior in 2001 and how it helped me find the words to what I had just experienced after surviving colon cancer at age 17. Did you guys hear what happened this morning in New York City with the Twin Towers?” I looked up at my classmate, who…

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Gifts for Cancer Patients (50 ideas!)

July 31, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

Looking for gifts for cancer patients? Look no further! Outside of being asked about the symptoms I experienced prior to being diagnosed with colon cancer, the second-most common question I get is, “What are some good gift ideas for cancer patients?”  I love getting this question because it means there are caring friends and family…

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An Unwinding

June 23, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

It’s past midnight. I’m keeping myself awake by reading posts from white Christians arguing about white supremacy, or a lack thereof, on Twitter. Somehow, the “woke” ones are pointing out that the Middle Eastern Jesus we’ve worshipped our whole lives wasn’t actually white like our wall hangings led us to believe. This seems to be…

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