Though I’m a young adult cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 24, I first heard the words ‘you have cancer’ said to my mother 2 years before my own diagnosis.Continue reading
Finding Grace Through Grief
The lesson I’ve learned from all of this tremendous grief is to show yourself some freaking grace. Give credit that your loved ones know how you feel, that the appreciation you have is known, and that while you’ll always wish for more time, it’s okay that things were left where they were.Continue reading
Survival Is Insufficient
Now there is scientific research showing that the young adult cancer population, aged 18-39, is the most isolated age-group who experiences cancer, and that this isolation is linked to all sorts of quality of life issues. It affects survival rates, reintegration into normal life, and a host of other things. There is data showing that surviving cancer is not enough, we must also be helped to thrive. There is data showing that survival is insufficient.Continue reading
Come Write Now with Jean Rowe this month as she explores Everyday Saints. Who are the saints in your life? Who might say the same of you?Continue reading
Stage IV Breast Or Prostate Cancer?
Lacuna Loft is partnered with a company that is changing the landscape of how cancer patients access treatment options. The company was founded by a radiation oncologist and a pathologist, they have young adult cancer survivors on their team, and they help patients with Stage IV breast or prostate cancer identify their unique clinical trial options at top cancer centers in the United States. For a limited time, the company is offering this service at no cost to patients with Stage IV breast or prostate cancer in the Lacuna Loft community.
If you’re interested in learning more, please fill out this form and a member of their team will reach out to you to set up a time for a call where they will share more about the company and how they can help.
And we’re back! We hope your June was fruitful, relaxing, and enjoyable!
Behind the scenes, lots of wonderful things have been happening. We’ve added some wonderfully generous partners to the Lacuna Loft team of support, we’re almost done launching a new program (more on this soon!), we had a great Open Write Night last week (and will have another one later this month so sign up if you haven’t already!), we have continued hosting YAC Hangouts (with another one happening tomorrow night so sign up if you haven’t already!), we added a spot on our website specific to healthcare providers (we see you out there and we LOVE you!), our Founder and a few of our Board Members attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference and had a fabulous time there connecting with healthcare providers, we’ve been getting a few Creative Workshops ready to announce (sign up if you haven’t already to be alerted when these are announced so you can sign up!), and more! Seriously…so much more!
Things have been happening in the month of June and so much is about to happen in the coming months. More Creative Workshops, more YAC Hangouts (July 6th and July 19th this month!), a new program, more Outreach, more Book Club, more more more more more!
We hope you had a wonderful and safe July 4th! Enjoy our Young Adult Voices posts as they continue on and be sure to check out the rest of our programs as they announce dates and sign-ups! Lacuna Loft is for you, by you, offering support for young adult cancer survivors and caregivers. You are amazing, you are strong, you are courageous, and we are so honored to be here with you.
Excited to be back!
P.S. Interested in volunteering, sharing your story, or letting us know any of your thoughts or comments? Don’t be shy! Email email@example.com!