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Facing Chemo Project in VIEWFIND

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Sparking the Facing Chemo project as Robert Houser’s photographic subject, watching him grow it to large scale international reach, and subsequently establish the Facing Light Foundation, continues to be a personally transformative and humbling experience. “In 2008, photojournalist Robert Houser was nearing the end of a routine magazine shoot for Associations Now when his subject, Christabel, disclosed something […]

[Warrior Wednesday] Thanks for the shout, Stupid Cancer!

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Name: Christabel Cheung Connection to Stupid Cancer: I’m a two-time cancer survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and a doctoral student at UCLA doing research on young adult cancer survivorship. Guilty Pleasure: Escaping to the beach with my dog, Malcolm, and Mint Galactica Coconut Bliss ice cream. Super Hero Name & Power: My superhero name would be Jade […]

My Cancer Research Got Published!

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Totally worth surviving cancer 2x! My first article published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal as first author. “What do adolescents and young adults want from cancer resources? Insights from a Delphi panel of AYA patients,” published in the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. Click HERE for the full article. More importantly, findings from this […]

Dear Shingles, Quit Riding My Ass

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It always only lines up in retrospect–the consecutive days of splitting headaches upon waking, nerve pain coursing through my body, and extreme fatigue. But sometimes headaches are an independent event, nerve pain can be attributed to post-herpetic neuralgia, and I live with chronic fatigue as a consequence of permanent lung injury regardless. So, it’s hard […]

Five Years Ago Today, I Got Fitted (for a Radiation Mask) & Became Jade Gangster

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Five years ago today, in the thick of scary drastic cancer treatments, I wrote this documentation of what it was like to get fitted for a radiation mask. At the time, I was only writing for my private care circle of generous-AF-good-hearted helpers. For some reason, this particular post generated some very moving responses from […]