Finding hope while living with cancer.
Cancer is not the end. Our cancer survivor and cancer caregiver volunteers are finding hope in survivorship. They’re embracing the possibility of “yeah, but” as they provide free and confidential peer support for patients, caregiver and survivors facing cancer across the nation.
Scroll to read some of their stories – or click to get matched with a peer mentor of your own.
“Yeah, but…” is where the cancer survivor and cancer caregiver Support Volunteers of the Cancer Hope Network community thrive.
For them, “Yeah, but…” means finding the hope and possibility in any circumstances – even when that circumstance is cancer. “Yeah, but…”is pushing past the challenges of treatment and the pain of recurrence to find hope and healing.
Like entrepreneurs, our volunteers tell their cancer stories and share their wisdom by focusing on the small victories when big ones seem out of reach. They are discovering lives of service and purpose as part of their post-treatment new normal.
Today, a look at some of the “Yeah, buts…” stories from cancer survivors who make hope happen every day.
Yeah, John lost part of his tongue to cancer…but he’s completed his degree in social work and is helping elderly clients.
Yeah, David had “a chunk pulled out of his head” because of brain cancer…but he’s planning to walk his daughter down the aisle this fall.
Yeah, Ellen survived cervical cancer in 1996, and has faced bladder issues and multiple intestinal surgeries and is currently playing tennis with tubes running down the back of her legs…but she’s finding laughter and joy in comforting others.
Yeah, Joe lost a friend when he was diagnosed…but he’s discovered deeper relationships with his adult daughters.
Yeah, Malissa fought depression and literally died after her double mastectomy…but she’s embracing her scars and hosting her own radio show.
Yeah, Paul fought Graft Vs Host disease after his bone marrow transplant…but he’s now helping his fellow Princeton alums through cancer and other illness.
Yeah, Jeremy was diagnosed with testicular cancer as a very young man…but he’s found balance, his career thriving and he’s sharing the lessons he’s learned to help others.
Searching for the “yeah, but…” in your own cancer journey? Our volunteers have been there and are here to listen. Call 877-HOPENET (877.467.3638) or use the form below to request a match today.