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When The Dark Holds Onto You…

sunset darkness

Twisting and turning, angrily screaming no, you can’t have me

The blackness begins to creep up my body, crushing each rational thought and feeling

I don’t want to feel so broken, unsure, and so alone

Teetering on the edge of insanity

My head slowly starts spinning like Regan from the Exorcist

Wondering when did that feeling of emptiness and abandonment come into play

Is the darkness truly my only solace and support

– Megan-Claire Chase


Megan-Claire Chase (Warrior Megsie) is a 4-year breast cancer survivor in Atlanta, GA. She started her blog to highlight the struggles of being a young adult cancer patient/survivor and to advocate for better treatments and resources. She’s been a guest blogger for multiple cancer support sites in the US and UK including Lacuna Loft,, Humor Beats Cancer. Her blog is syndicated on Cancer Health Magazine’s website. She has been interviewed on the vlog Brain Cancer Diaries on YouTube and on WATC TV Channel 57 to talk about breast cancer awareness for young adult cancer survivors. One of her biggest achievements was co-presenting an abstract on AYA perspectives on fertility preservation conversations with healthcare providers at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference in Atlanta, GA. The abstract was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Her cat Nathan (Natey) Edgar is her pride and joy. Check out more of her writing on her blog: Life On The Cancer Train.