Archive for the Featured Young Adult of The Month Category

Timeka Phillips

My name is Timeka Phillips and I was born in 1979 in Maryland and moved to Virginia with my mother on my 1st birthday. At the age of 14, my freshman year in high school, my mother passed away and my grandmother and aunt was granted custody thereafter. […]

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Sarah Dalzell

At age 35, on a beautiful summer day in 2013, the doctor who had done my endoscope two days before called me in for a follow up, two weeks earlier than scheduled. The day of the endoscope, he had said he’d found what looked like a partially […]

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Lauren Hassell

Hello, my name is Lauren and I’m a 30-year-old woman. I look pretty average for a women my age I suppose, but there is something different about me now. I’m a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma/Kidney Cancer in November, 2013. Let me bring […]

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Ashley Martin

My name is Ashley Martin and I am a 23-year-old brain cancer survivor and I have HOPE for all young adults like myself! I was a 20-year-old college student who had been diagnosed as autoimmune years earlier. I had been suffering from severe anxiety, fatigue, headaches, migraines, […]

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John Holt YO!!!

John Holt YO!!!

Hi my name is John, and I have cancer, but what cancer didn’t know, is that I’m ALSO a survivor. And it’ll take a LOT more than cancer to take me out. It all started like this, September 6, 2009 I was doing great. I was just […]

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Elyssa Phillips

Elyssa Phillips

My name is Elyssa and I’m a born and bred St. Louisan. I became familiar with cancer at a very young age when two of my grandparents passed away from cancer. I remember seeing my grandmother struggle through chemotherapy and eventually lose her fight. In 2011, I […]

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Jenn Fickes

Jenn Fickes

My name is Jenn.  In July 2012, my doctor found a lump during my yearly checkup.  Since I was still nursing our daughter, everyone assumed it was related to that, but my doctor sent me to get checked “just in case”.  I was 37 years old.  I […]

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