Every Survivor is Different

Erin O | Staff Member |

When it comes to dealing with cancer, the word “survivor” takes on a different meaning for everyone involved in the experience. For the patient, it could mean more than beating the disease. It could mean…

that they remained positive and strong so their loved ones wouldn’t see how scared they really were. For a spouse, it could mean that they tackled their fear of city driving to be at their loved one’s side every day. For a child, it could mean that they overcame the stigma of being the “sick” child in their class by educating their peers on the steps involved in their journey. For a parent, it could mean that they won the greatest battle of all when their child goes into remission. Every experience is as unique as each person involved in the care process – and therefore “survivor” is a term that can be applied uniquely to each person.

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