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Looking Back on OMG 2014: Parent Caregivers Getting It Right... or Wrong

Pat Taylor | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

When parents open the door to honest communication with a young adult child, doing so does not wipe out the potential for conflict. It just provides the space and dialogue to grow, forgive and love! So, yes, parents don't always "get it." And sometimes we mess up. But we never quit trying!

When the Parent/Child Game Plan Changes: Learning How to Let Go

Pat Taylor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Primary caregiver or not, I will always be Sara's mother, and I will always have her back. Forever and beyond.

#OMG2014: Stupid Cancer. Genius Event.

Emily Drake | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

What Stupid Cancer has created with this event is an inspiring conference that brings together advocates, caregivers, health professionals and young adults from all corners of the USA and beyond.

Vegas, Baby!

Heidi Adams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

Like many others, my own experience 20 years ago was one of extreme isolation; I thought I was the only patient my age with cancer. Now, young adults quickly find each other online and in-person, and stay connected to support each other and to help the next patients.

Redefining Hope: The Love Story of Peter and Debs

Pat Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Peter is only 28 years old. He and his best friend, partner, and wife Debs are so young to be facing this persistent "cancer creeper" that haunts every waking hour of their daily lives.

The Caregiver's Plea for Help

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Noah's innocent, honest assessment of his own needs while witnessing his brother's suffering echoed the very same cries for help and support that I had heard during the caregiver sessions at the conference in Las Vegas.

Stupid Cancer Nation

Kenny Kane | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

The 2013 Stupid Cancer Road Trip was characterized by new connections. One of the best parts about my job is observing the meaningful conversations that take place when you put a group of people affected by young adult cancer in the same room together.